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Van Hollen v FEC, AARP Et Al Amicus Brief

Van Hollen v FEC, AARP Et Al Amicus Brief

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ORAL ARGUMENT SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Nos. 12-5117 & 12-5118I
N
T
HE
 
United States Court of Appealsfor the District of Columbia Circuit
 
_______________
C
HRIS
V
AN
H
OLLEN
,Plaintiff-Appellee,v.F
EDERAL
E
LECTION
C
OMMISSION
,Defendant,
AND
 C
ENTER FOR
I
NDIVIDUAL
F
REEDOM
,Intervenor-Appellant in No. 12-5117,
AND
 H
ISPANIC
L
EADERSHIP
F
UND
,
 
Intervenor-Appellant in No. 12-5118._______________On Appeal from theUnited States District Court for the District of Columbia
No. 1:11-cv-00766-ABJHon. Amy Berman Jackson
 
_______________
BRIEF OF AARP, BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE, CENTERFOR MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY, CENTER FOR RESPONSIVEPOLITICS, CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS INWASHINGTON, COMMON CAUSE, LEAGUE OF WOMENVOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES, PROGRESSIVES UNITED,AND SUNLIGHT FOUNDATIONAS
 AMICI CURIAE
IN SUPPORT OF APPELLEE
_______________Dated: July 27, 2012
Counsel listed on inside cover 
USCA Case #12-5117 Document #1386208 Filed: 07/27/2012 Page 1 of 47
 
 H
OGAN
L
OVELLS
US
 
LLPIra M. Feinberg*875 Third AvenueNew York, NY 10022ira.feinberg@hoganlovells.comT 212.918.3000D 212.918.3509F 212.918.3100Chantell TaylorOne Tabor Center, Suite 15001200 Seventeenth StreetDenver, CO 80202chantell.taylor@hoganlovells.comT 303.899.7300D 303.454.2466F 303.899.7333Mary Helen Wimberly555 Thirteenth Street, NWWashington, DC 20004
maryhelen.wimberly@hoganlovells.com
T 202.637.5600D 202.637.5790F 292.637.5910Counsel for
 Amici Curiae
* Counsel of record
USCA Case #12-5117 Document #1386208 Filed: 07/27/2012 Page 2 of 47
 
 i
CERTIFICATE AS TO PARTIES, RULINGS, AND RELATED CASES
Pursuant to Rules 26.1 and 29 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedureand D.C. Circuit Rule 28, the undersigned counsel for
amici
AARP,
 
BrennanCenter for Justice, Center for Media and Democracy, Center for ResponsivePolitics, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Common Cause,League of Women Voters of the United States, Progressives United, and SunlightFoundation certifies the following:
A. Parties and
 Amici
.
 Parties. The appellants in this case, Hispanic Leadership Fund andCenter for Individual Freedom, were intervenors-defendants below. The appelleeis Congressman Chris Van Hollen, who was the plaintiff below. The FederalElection Commission was the defendant in the district court, but is not a party tothis appeal.
 Amici
for Appellants. There were two
amicus
briefs filed in supportof appellants. One brief was filed by Senator Mitch McConnell. The other brief was filed by the following organizations and entities: Free Speech Coalition, Inc.;The Free Speech Defense and Education Fund, Inc.; U.S. Justice Foundation;Institute on the Constitution; American Civil Rights Union; Citizens United;Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund; Downsize DC Foundation;DownsizeDC.org; Gun Owners of America, Inc.; Gun Owners Foundation; Let
USCA Case #12-5117 Document #1386208 Filed: 07/27/2012 Page 3 of 47

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