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Colorado Rep Fed Campaign Comm v. FEC

Docket No.: 95-489
Argued: April 15, 1996
Decided: June 26, 1996

Topics:

Federal Election Campaign, First Amendment, Campaign Finance Reform, First Amendment, stare decisis

PartyNames: COLORADO REPUBLICAN FEDERAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE et al. v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Petitioner: Colorado Rep Fed Campaign Comm
Respondent: FEC

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 59 F.3d 1015
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Colorado Rep Fed Campaign Comm
v.
FEC
518 U.S. 604 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 2309135 L.Ed.2d 795 (518 U.S.
Question:

Do the federal campaign-financing limits on the amount of money political parties may spend on congressional races, as established by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, violate First Amendment rights when applied to expenditures a political party has made independently of any candidate's campaign?

Colorado Rep Fed Campaign Comm v. FEC
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 15, 1996

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Colorado Rep Fed Campaign Comm, 2 vote(s) against
Opinion By:
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