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Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC

Docket No.: 98-963
Argued: October 5, 1999
Decided: January 24, 2000

Topics:

Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly, First Amendment, Bill of Rights, Campaign Finance Reform, Constitutional Law, Equal Protection Clause, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, judicial review, patent, privacy, property rights, stare decisis

Petitioner: Nixon
Respondent: Shrink Missouri Government PAC

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 161 F.3d 519
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


528 U.S. 377 (2000)
Question:

Does Buckley v. Valeo govern state regulations on contributions to state political candidates? Do the federal limits approved in Buckley, with or without adjustment for inflation, define the scope of permissible state limitations? Is Missouri's statutory limit on campaign contributions unconstitutional?

Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 05, 1999

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Nixon, 3 vote(s) against

Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC
Case Documents

1Opinion in Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC
2Opinion in Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC
Additional documents for this case are pending review.