U.S. Supreme Court Sets Conference Date for Wyoming Campaign Finance Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to hear Free Speech v Federal Election Commission, 13-772, on May 15. This Wyoming case was filed by three individuals who wanted to pool their money to run some ads commenting on various candidates and issues, but who do not want to form a PAC, because the paperwork requirements are so daunting. The individuals are willing to make full disclosure of their spending.

Free Speech filed its cert petition on December 30, 2013. The case has taken longer than usual to get a conference date because the FEC twice asked for an extension of time in which to file its response.

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