Pardon the inside-baseball post, but I think it reveals a little bit more about how the Court is going about dismantling what’s left of campaign finance limits.
After the Supreme Court decided McCutcheon v. FEC
, striking down the aggregate… Continue reading
in a case out of Iowa.
The Court passed on the issue in Danielczyk
, though I would not be surprised for a grant and hold for McCutcheon at this time.
But advocates may be disappointed to learn that Goodman, an attorney with LeClairRyan, has a record of opposing certain campaign finance reforms.
He argued — ultimately unsuccessfully — in United States v. Danielczyk to overturn the ban on… Continue reading
Virginia businessman William Danielczyk was sentenced May 31 to two years and four months in prison for illegally reimbursing $186,000 in campaign contributions made by straw donors to Hillary Clinton (U.S. v. Danielczyk, E.D. Va., Criminal No.… Continue reading
Two Virginia businessmen, William Danielczyk and Eugene Biagi, pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to charges of violating campaign finance laws by funneling nearly $200,000 in corporate contributions to campaign committees of Hillary Clinton, the former senator from New… Continue reading
comes the news that the Supreme Court, without comment, has denied cert. in Danielczyk v. U.S.,The decision not to hear the case is significant, because it means the Supreme Court majority, which has shown hostility to campaign finance… Continue reading
It turns out that Danielczyk has been relisted
for Friday’s conference. (Thanks to a reader for calling this to my attention.) The Court could still put the case on hold for McCutcheon, or grant and hear the case net term… Continue reading
Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear
the McCutcheon case
challenging the limits on the total amount of aggregate contributions a person may make to candidates, party committees, and certain PACs. I thought this decision to hear the case was… Continue reading
the order won’t come
before Tuesday at 9:30 am.
If I had to make a prediction, I’d predict that the Court takes the McCutcheon
case involving the aggregate contribution limit but not the Danielczyk
case, about the constitutionality of the… Continue reading
The NLJ reports
(article currently behind paywall; UPDATE: now freely available). In the article I make predictions about whether the Court will take Danielczyk and McCutcheon.
: “The Supreme Court is set to consider next month whether to grant review of a constitutional challenge to the century-old ban on corporate campaign contributions (Danielczyk v. U.S., U.S., No. 12-579, cert. petition filed 11/8/12). The case… Continue reading