McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Amici Brief of CLC et al. in Support of the FEC

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Supreme Court

In this case, plaintiffs-appellants McCutcheon and the Republican National Committee take aim at settled Supreme Court precedent, and request that this Court reconsider Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1 (1976), in order to strike down the aggregate limits on contributions by individuals in connection to federal elections at 2 U.S.C. § 441a(a)(3). In Buckley, the Supreme Court upheld the predecessor version of these aggregate limits because it prevented donors from circumventing the base limits on contributions to candidates by making “unearmarked contributions to political committees likely to contribute to [their preferred] candidate, or huge contributions to the candidate’s political party.” 424 U.S. at 38.