NVRI Brief on Behalf of VPIRG & Others, Seeking Supreme Court Review of Vermont Campaign Spending Limits

NVRI Brief on Behalf of VPIRG & Others, Seeking Supreme Court Review of Vermont Campaign Spending Limits

June 15, 2005
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QUESTIONS PRESENTED
 
1.  Whether Vermont’s mandatory limits on campaign expenditures by candidates for public office are constitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. 
 
2.  Whether the dollar amounts of Vermont’s limits on campaign contributions to candidates for office are constitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. 
 
3.  Whether Vermont’s rebuttable presumption of coordination, which provides that an expenditure made by a political party or political committee that primarily benefits six or fewer candidates is presumed to be a related expenditure subject to contribution limits, is constitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution