On June 18, 2020, in partnership with national public interest group Free Speech For People (FSFP), Foster Garvey assisted in petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to review the lawsuit that challenges SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission, the 2010 appeals court ruling that created super PACs.
Working alongside FSFP and Foster Garvey in the petition is a group of distinguished legal scholars, including Professor Jeffrey Fisher (Stanford Law School; lead counsel for the Supreme Court phase of the litigation), Professor Laurence Tribe (Harvard Law School); Professor Albert Alschuler (Univ. of Chicago Law School, emeritus); and Professor Richard Painter (Univ. of Minnesota Law School, and former chief ethics counsel to President George W. Bush).
The case in question is Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, which was filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C. in November 2016 on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress and 2016 congressional candidates led by Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA-33), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and the late Representative Walter Jones (R-NC-3).
For more information on this petition, visit the FSFP website.