Ever since the Supreme Court ordered new arguments in a key campaign finance case, some lawyers and ethics experts have questioned whether former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, now with Gibson Dunn, should stay in the case. The Court said it wanted to consider a new question: whether part of the landmark 2003 ruling in McConnell v. Federal Election Commission should be overruled. As SG, Olson argued on behalf of the government in McConnell, so he would effectively be switching sides in the current case.
Should Ted Olson Argue in High Court Campaign Finance Case?
The National Law Journal
July 27, 2009