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Republican Party of Minnesota v. White

Close Date: 06/27/2002
Topic(s): Campaign Finance
Status: closed
Citation: 536 U.S. 765 (2002)
Date Of Involvement: 01/01/2002
Docket: 01-521 (S.Ct.)

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In this case Public Citizen urged the Supreme Court to strike down a canon of judicial conduct that prohibits a candidate for a judicial office from "announc[ing] his or her views on disputed legal or political issues" because it is inconsistent with the First Amendment. The Court agreed and held that the announce clause violates the First Amendment.