Cao v. FEC

Yesterday there was a hearing in Cao v. FEC.  The report is here.

A federal judge on Wednesday left open the possibility that she will send a challenge of federal campaign finance laws directly to an appeals court for rulings on constitutional issues.


A Republican attorney had asked for such a move but Federal Election Commission attorneys defending the campaign finance law said that would be premature. In a brief hearing before U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan, attorneys for both sides agreed to work on a timetable to assemble information and file briefs before Berrigan decides whether the case should be sent to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

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