At a Glance
About this Case
Plaintiff, North Carolina Right to Life, Inc., (“NCRL”) brought this action in 1999 challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s definition “political committee," trigger for when a communication constituted electoral advocacy requiring disclosure and the contribution limit applicable to independent expenditure political committees.
In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit found the challenged portions of North Carolina's law unconstitutional.
The CLC, together with other organizations, filed as amici curiae in support of North Carolina’s law in the district court and court of appeals.