Supreme Court Lets PAC Limits Stand

The Supreme Court this week declined to review a challenge to the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) contribution limits for traditional political action committees (PACs). The petition for certiorari had been filed with the Supreme Court by the Stop REID PAC after a federal appeals court decision earlier this year that upheld the FEC’s PAC contribution… Read more »

Supreme Court to Hear Antitrust Case Dec. 7

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Dec. 7 in an antitrust class action dispute over whether membership and governance rights in a trade association is enough to constitute a conspiracy in the event of anti-competitive behavior. ASAE filed an amicus brief in the case earlier this year. The lawsuit Osborn v. Visa Inc. was… Read more »

Appeals Court Declines to Hear Political Ad Case

Nonprofit political groups that sponsor “electioneering” ads won’t have to disclose the donors funding those ads, after the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit this week declined to review a recent ruling. The appeals court’s denial of en banc rehearing likely ends a long-running challenge of Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules that require 501(c)(4)… Read more »