Announcing today’s filing, CAC President Doug Kendall said, “This brief presents path-breaking scholarship about how the Constitution’s Framers viewed corruption that has never been presented to the Court before. We hope the Court takes this scholarship to heart and uses its ruling in McCutcheon to move the law back toward first principles, rather than compounding the errors of Citizens United.”
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“Nobody should be fooled by Senator Grassley’s numbers game. His proposal to eliminate the 9th, 10th, and 11th judicial seats from the D.C. Circuit is hyper-partisan hypocrisy. In 2005, the D.C. Circuit had a smaller caseload than it has now, but this did not stop Senator Grassley and his colleagues from voting to confirm George W. Bush nominees Janice Rogers Brown and Thomas Griffith to the 10th and 11th seats on that court,” observed Constitutional Accountability Center Vice President Judith E. Schaeffer.