Citizens United v. FEC: Supreme Court Amici Brief of Justice at Stake et al. in Support of the FEC

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Supreme Court

Amicus brief filed by Justice at Stake, American Judicature Society, the Center for Governmental Studies, Citizen Advocacy Center, Common Cause, Colorado Judicial Institute, Democracy North Carolina, the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, Justice for All (Arizona), Michigan Campaign Finance Network, North Carolina Center for Voter Education, Ohio Citizen Action, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, Public Campaign, TakeAction Minnesota, Texans for Public Justice, Transparency International USA, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Chicago Appleseed, Chicago Council of Lawyers, and Former Chief Justice Norman S. Fletcher (Georgia, Retired) in support of Appellee. Amici write the brief to emphasize that overruling Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, 494 U.S. 652 (1990), and consequently portions of McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, 540 U.S. 93 (2003), would have a profound and negative effect on the selection of state court judges and could damage the integrity of the judiciary.