Independence Institute v. FEC: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Amici Brief of CLC et al. in Support of the FEC and Urging Affirmance
The Institute challenges the constitutionality of the federal “electioneering communication” disclosure provisions, 52 U.S.C. § 30104(f), as applied to an ad referencing U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet that it wished to run on broadcast television shortly before the 2014 general election. Senator Udall was a candidate for re-election in 2014. Consequently, the ad was an electioneering communication and the provisions challenged here would have required the Institute to make certain disclosures about the financing of the ad.