Docket for 06-969
No. 06-969
Vide 06-970
Title:
Federal Election Commission, Appellant
v.
Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc.
Docketed:January 12, 2007
Linked with 06A863
Lower Ct:United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  Case Nos.:(04-1260)
  Decision Date:December 21, 2006
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dec 29 2006 Motion (06M58) of appellee Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. to expedite the appeal filed.
Jan 3 2007 MOTION (06M58) DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 5, 2007.
Jan 3 2007 Response to motion (06M58) from appellants Senator John McCain, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 4 2007 Response to motion (06M58) from appellant Federal Election Commission filed. (Distributed)
Jan 12 2007 Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due February 12, 2007)
Jan 12 2007 Appendix of Federal Election Commission filed.
Jan 15 2007 Response to jurisdictional statement from appellee Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. filed. VIDED.
Jan 16 2007 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 19, 2007.
Jan 19 2007 Further consideration of the question of jurisdiction is POSTPONED to the hearing of the case on the merits. This case is consolidated with No. 06-970 and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. The briefs of appellants are to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2007. The brief of appelles is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2007. Reply briefs, if any, are to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2007. VIDED
Feb 5 2007 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
Feb 20 2007 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party or neither party received from counsel for McCain, Bladwin, Shays and Meehan. VIDED.
Feb 22 2007 Brief amici curiae of Norman Dorsen, et al. filed. VIDED.
Feb 23 2007 Joint appendix filed. VIDED (Distributed)
Feb 23 2007 Brief of appellant Federal Election Commission filed. VIDED (Distributed)
Feb 23 2007 Brief amici curiae of Richard Briffault and Richard L. Hasen filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2007 Brief amici curiae of League of Women Voters of the United States, et al filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2007 Brief amici curiae of Committee for Economic Development, et al. filed. VIDED.
Feb 26 2007 CIRCULATED.
Mar 2 2007 Record received from U.S.D.C. for District of Columbia Circuit. (1 envelope). Additional documents are electronically filed.
Mar 7 2007 Motion for divided argument filed by appellant Federal Election Commission. VIDED.
Mar 7 2007 Application (06A863) of appellee to file the brief on the merits in excess of page limits, submitted to The Chief Justice. VIDED.
Mar 9 2007 Application (06A863) to file in excess of page limits granted by The Chief Justice. The brief may not exceed 70 pages. VIDED.
Mar 21 2007 Brief of appellee Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 21 2007 Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Liberties Union filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Alliance for Justice filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amicus curiae of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice and of Focus on the Family filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Republican National Committee filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Realtors filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amicus curiae of National Rifle Association filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Coalition of Public Charities filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amici curiae of Family Research Council, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amicus curiae of United States Senator Mitch McConnell filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amici curiae of Citizens United, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2007 Brief amici curiae of Center for Competitive Politics, et al. filed. VIDED.
Apr 2 2007 Motion for divided argument filed by the Solicitor General GRANTED.
Apr 18 2007 Reply of appellant Federal Election Commission filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Apr 25 2007 Argued. For appellant in No. 06-969: Paul D. Clement, Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For appellants in No. 06-970: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D.C. For appellee: James Bobb, Jr., Terre Haute, Ind.
Apr 26 2007 Letter from counsel for appellants McCain, et al. received. (Distributed). VIDED
Jun 25 2007 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Roberts, C. J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I and II, in which Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito, JJ., joined, and an opinion with respect to Parts III and IV, in which Alito, J., joined. Alito, J., filed a concurring opinion. Scalia, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Kennedy and Thomas, JJ., joined. Souter, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Stevens, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined.
Jul 27 2007 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Oct 16 2007 Record returned to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Appellant:
Paul D. Clement Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
    Counsel of Record United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: Federal Election Commission
Attorneys for Appellee:
James Bopp Jr. The Bopp Law Firm(812) 232-2434
    Counsel of Record1 South 6th Street
Terre Haute, IN  47807-3510
jboppjr@aol.com
Party name: Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc.
Other:
Jan Witold Baran Wiley Rein, LLP(202) 719-7000
1776 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
jbaran@wileyrein.com
Party name: Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
 
H. Christopher Bartolomucci Bancroft PLLC(202) 234-0090
1919 M Street, NW
Suite 470
Washington, DC  20036
cbartolomucci@bancroftpllc.com
Party name: Committee for Economic Development, et al.
 
Robert F. Bauer Perkins Coie LLP(202) 434-1602
700 13th St.
Suite 600
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: Coalition of Public Charities
 
Charles J. Cooper Cooper & Kirk, PLLC(202) 220-9600
1523 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
ccooper@cooperkirk.com
Party name: National Rifle Association
 
David C. Frederick Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.(202) 326-7900
1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036
dfrederick@khhte.com
Party name: National Association of Realtors
 
Richard L. Hasen 919 Albany Street(213) 736-1466
Los Angeles, CA  90015
rick.hasen@lls.edu
Party name: Richard Briffault and Richard L. Hasen
 
Jonathan P. Hiatt 815 Sixteeth Street, N.W.(202) 637-5130
Washington, DC  20006
Party name: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial
 
Erik S. Jaffe Erik S. Jaffe P.C.(202) 237-8165
5101 34th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20008
jaffe@esjpc.com
Party name: Center for Competitive Politics, et al.
 
Thomas J. Josefiak Republican National Committee(202) 863-8500
310 First Street, S.E.
Washington, DC  20003
Party name: Republican National Committee
 
Burt Neuborne Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School(212) 998-6730
161 Avenue of the Americas
12th Floor
New York, NY  10013
Party name: Norman Dorsen, et al.
 
Theodore B. Olson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
tolson@gibsondunn.com
Party name: United States Senator Mitch McConnell
 
Daniel R. Ortiz University of Virginia School of Law(434) 924-3127
Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA  22903
dro@virginia.edu
Party name: League of Women Voters of the United States, et al
 
Jay Alan Sekulow American Center for Law & Justice(202) 546-8890
201 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC  20002
sekulow@aclj.org
Party name: American Center for Law and Justice and of Focus on the Family
 
Steven R. Shapiro American Civil Liberties Union Foundation(212) 549-2500
125 Broad Street
New York, NY  10004
sshapiro@aclu.org
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union
 
Kathleen M. Sullivan Stanford Constitutional Law Center(650) 725-9875
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305-8610
Party name: Family Research Council, et al.
 
Herbert W. Titus William J. Olson, PC(703) 356-5070
370 Maple Avenue West
Suite 4
Vienna, VA  22180 - 5615
wjo@mindspring.com
Party name: Citizens United, et al.
 
Michael B Trister Trister Ross Schadler & Gold(202) 328-1666
1666 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20009
mtrister@tristerross.com
Party name: Alliance for Justice
 
Seth P. Waxman Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
seth.waxman@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Senator John McCain, et al.