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Thompson v. Hebdon

Last Updated: 5/29/2020

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Summary

Alaska’s laws limit voters to a maximum of $500 per year to any political candidate or any group other than a political party. When adjusted for inflation, the $500 limit falls below a similar Vermont law the Supreme Court struck down in 2006, making it nearly impossible for Alaskan candidates to communicate with voters in the nation’s largest geographical districts.

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{"Court": "U.S. Supreme Court", "Title": "U.S. Supreme Court per curiam opinion", "FileName": "https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/thompson-v.-hebdon/thompson-v-hebdon---u-s-supreme-court-per-curiam-opinion.pdf", "Date": "11/25/2019 4:36:21 PM"}, {"Court": "U.S. Supreme Court", "Title": "Petition for writ of certiorari", "FileName": "https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/thompson-v.-hebdon/thompson-v-hebdon---petition-for-writ-of-certiorari.pdf", "Date": "7/22/2019 5:15:57 PM"}, {"Court": "Appellate Court", "Title": "9th Circuit opinion", "FileName": "https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/thompson-v.-hebdon/thompson-v-hebdon---9th-circuit-opinion.pdf", "Date": "11/27/2018 5:15:57 PM"}, {"Court": "Trial Court", "Title": "District court opinion", "FileName": "https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/thompson-v.-hebdon/thompson-v-hebdon---district-court-opinion.pdf", "Date": "11/7/2016 4:36:21 PM"}
]}

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John Bursch

Vice President of Appellate Advocacy, Senior Counsel

John Bursch is vice president of appellate advocacy and senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom.

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