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McCain, et al., v. Wisconsin Right to Life (docket #: 06-970) (2007)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link McCain, et al., v. Wisconsin Right to Life  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 04/25/2007
Decided 6/25/2007
Supreme Court Vote 5-4
Note This case was consolidated with Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. Three Justices would overrule the McConnell decision on the facts of this case; Justice Alito was also sympathetic to that possibility.
 
IssueWhether the three-judge district court erred in holding that Section 203 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), 2 U.S.C. § 441b, is unconstitutional as applied to the three advertisements that appellee Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. sought to broadcast in 2004.
Supreme Court Times Link

Majority Opinion Roberts, J.
Concurring Opinion Scalia, J. (concurring in part & concurring in the judgment, joined by Kennedy, J., & Thomas, J.)
Dissenting Opinion Souter, J. (joined by Stevens, J., Ginsburg, J., & Breyer, J.)
Certiorari Granted 01/19/2007
Lower Court District Court for the District of Columbia
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Paul D. Clement (Solicitor General)

Seth P. Waxman (Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr) for Appellants Sen. John McCain et al.

For Respondent
James Bopp Jr.; Bopp (Coleson & Bostrom; The James Madison Center for Free Speech)

Tony Mauro Analysis
"Court seems ready to chip away at campaign-finance law"
News
AP, "High court hearing challenge to issue-ad restrictions" (4-25-06)

Other
Lyle Denniston, "Analysis: 'Blackout' on campaign ads in doubt" (SCOTUS blog, 4-25-07)

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