NHD Represents “Friends of the Court” in Supreme Court Super PAC Challenge

Russ Pierce and Chris Taintor have recently entered an appearance in the United States Supreme Court, on behalf of a group of law professors and researchers, who are Amici Curiae (“Friends of the Court”) supporting a group of Congressional Petitioners asking the Supreme Court to review a seminal decision of the D.C. Circuit involving campaign finance reform.  The D.C. Circuit’s 2010 decision in SpeechNow gave rise to Super PACs and “independent expenditure organizations.” Our Amici clients conducted empirical research on the central questions arising from SpeechNow, and are presenting a summary of their research in their Brief for Amici Curiae.