Vermont Right to Life Committee (VRLC) v. Sorrell: Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Amici Brief of CLC & Democracy 21 Supporting Sorrell and Urging Affirmance
Appellants Vermont Right to Life Committee (“VRLC”) and its “independent-expenditure-only” fund, Vermont Right to Life Committee – Fund for Independent Political Expenditures (“FIPE”), wish to make expenditures to sway Vermont’s elections without providing meaningful disclosure of their spending. In addition, FIPE requests an exemption from the $2,000 contribution limit applicable to political committees, Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 17 (“V.S.A.”), § 2805(a), although the record shows that there is “no significant functional divide” between FIPE and VRLC’s political committee (“PC”), which makes contributions to Vermont candidates.