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Sorrell v. Randall (docket #: 04-1697) (2006)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Sorrell v. Randall  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 02/28/2005
Decided 6/26/06
Supreme Court Vote 6-3
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained
 
IssueDo Vermont’s mandatory limits on candidate expenditures violate the First Amendment as interpreted in Buckley v. Valeo (1976)?
 
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Breyer, J. (joined by C.J. Roberts & Alito, J. in Parts I, II-B-3, III, & IV)
Concurring Opinion Kennedy, J. (concurring in judgment), & Thomas, J. (concurring in judgment, joined by Scalia, J.), Alito, J. (concurring in part & concurring in the judgment)
Dissenting Opinion Souter, J. (joined by Ginsberg, J.) (joined by Stevens, J., as to Parts II & III)
Certiorari Granted 09/27/2005
Lower Court 2nd Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
Oral Arguments transcript
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Mitchell L. Pearl (Langrock Sperry & Wool)

For Respondent
Timothy B. Tomasi (Office of Vermont Attorney General)

Tony Mauro Analysis
"Court to revisit campaign-finance debate" (9-28-05)

"High court leans toward rejecting Vt. campaign-finance law" (3/1/06)

News
AP, "High court rejects Vt. campaign-finance limits" (06/26/06)

AP, "High court to examine Vermont campaign-finance law" (9-27-05)

AP, "High court to hear arguments this week on campaign finance" (2/27/06)

AP, "Supreme Court wrestles with Vt. limits on campaign spending" (2/28/06)

Other
Brennan Center For Justice Memo

Landell v. Sorrell (2nd Cir., 2002)

Medill (NW Univ.) (resources)

Medill News Service

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