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Supreme Court of the United States

Thompson v. Hebdon

Won U.S. Supreme Court
Last Updated 12/15/2020

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.

Legal Documents

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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"}
]}

Biographies

John Bursch
John Bursch
Senior Counsel, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy
John Bursch is senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom. Bursch has argued 12 U.S. Supreme Court cases and three dozen state supreme court cases, and he has successfully litigated six matters with at least $1 billion at stake.