RNC (Cao) v. FEC: Appellants' brief for the Fifth Circuit

Court Level
Fifth Circuit

Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants, Cao. Plaintiffs-Appellants request that the Court find the Party Expenditure Provision limits unconstitutional as applied to RNC’s “own speech,” and find that the $5,000 contribution limit is unconstitutional in that it imposes the same limits on political parties as on PACs and is not adjusted for inflation. Plaintiffs-Appellants also request that the Court consider the non-certified questions on the merits and find that the Party Expenditure Provision limits and Coordination-Contribution Provision are unconstitutionally vague and overbroad and that the $5,000 contribution limit at 2 U.S.C. § 441a(a)(2)(A), standing alone, is unconstitutionally low.