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Issue Ads During Election Season

Robert Timothy Reagan, Margaret S. Williams, Marie Leary, Catherine R. Borden, Jessica L. Snowden, Patricia D. Breen, Jason A. Cantone
June 21, 2013
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Christian Civic League of Maine, Inc. v. FEC (Louis F. Oberdorfer, D.D.C. 1:06-cv-614)
An issue-advocacy organization filed a declaratory action in the U.S. District Court for the District of the District of Columbia to challenge a proscription on issue advertising that mentions a candidate close to an election. A three-judge district court denied a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the proscription.
Subject: Campaign activities. Topics: Campaign materials; corporate electioneering; three-judge court; intervention; recusal; interlocutory appeal.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.