NY Republican State Committee v. SEC: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Amici Brief of CLC & Democracy 21 Supporting SEC and Urging Affirmance

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Circuit Court

In this brief, the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 claim that despite the broad acceptance of the proposition that governmental contracting should be insulated from pay-to-play activities, petitioners New York Republican State Committee and Tennessee Republican Party challenge the Rule as both beyond the SEC’s statutory authority and contrary to the First Amendment. Neither claim has merit, and their challenge should be rejected.