X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Argued: March 7, 2008

Before: SOTOMAYOR and RAGGI, Circuit Judges, GLEESON, District Judge.*fn1

Plaintiff-appellant the New York Civil Liberties Union (“NYCLU”) appeals from a September 28, 2006 judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Preska, J.), dismissing as moot its complaint against defendant-appellee David Grandeau, in his capacity as Executive Director of the New York Temporary State Commission on Lobbying (“Grandeau” and the “Commission”). See N.Y. Civil Liberties Union v. Grandeau, 453 F. Supp. 2d 800 (S.D.N.Y. 2006). This case arises out of the Commission’s inquiry into whether the NYCLU incurred reportable lobbying expenses in connection with a billboard promoting awareness of free speech issues in private shopping malls erected near the Crossgates Mall in Albany, New York. After receiving the Commission’s request for additional information on its billboard expenses, the NYCLU filed a complaint alleging that the Commission’s demand for reporting on expenses for non-lobbying advocacy activity violates the First Amendment. Although the Commission ultimately abandoned its demand for additional reporting by the NYCLU on the billboard, we cannot agree with the district court’s finding that this case moot because the NYCLU’s complaint challenged an alleged Commission policy beyond the specific billboard controversy. Nevertheless, we conclude as a prudential matter that the NYCLU’s policy challenge is not ripe for judicial review. We therefore AFFIRM the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant and dismissal of the complaint.

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

More From ALM

Premium Subscription

With this subscription you will receive unlimited access to high quality, online, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry. This is perfect for attorneys licensed in multiple jurisdictions or for attorneys that have fulfilled their CLE requirement but need to access resourceful information for their practice areas.
View Now

Team Accounts

Our Team Account subscription service is for legal teams of four or more attorneys. Each attorney is granted unlimited access to high quality, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry along with administrative access to easily manage CLE for the entire team.
View Now

Bundle Subscriptions

Gain access to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys with our 2 bundle options! Our Compliance bundles are curated by CLE Counselors and include current legal topics and challenges within the industry. Our second option allows you to build your bundle and strategically select the content that pertains to your needs. Both options are priced the same.
View Now

African Legal Awards (AFLA) 2022

September 02, 2022
Johannesburg

The African Legal Awards recognise exceptional achievement within Africa s legal community during a period of rapid change.


Learn More

China Law & Practice Awards (CLPA) 2022

September 08, 2022
Beijing

The annual China Law & Practice Awards is the jurisdiction's most prestigious legal awards ceremony that applauds China's elite.


Learn More

Texas Legal Awards (TXLA) 2022

September 14, 2022
Dallas, TX

The Texas Lawyer honors attorneys and judges who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession in Texas.


Learn More

Operations/Human Resources Manager- Houston, Texas


The Offices of Domingo Garcia has an Operations\Human Resources manager position in the Houston office. The ideal candidate will have 5+ y...


Apply Now ›

Finance/Corporate Trust Lawyer - CT or Remote


We are seeking a lawyer with a minimum of five years of experience in transactional work to join our well-established, nationally renowned C...


Apply Now ›

Personal Injury Associate Attorney- Houston, Texas


Law Offices of Domingo Garcia is looking for a lawyer with at least three years of Plaintiffs Personal Injury litigation and trial experien...


Apply Now ›

MARSHALL DENNEHEY

08/04/2022
TLI Web

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin mourns the loss of Robert J. Coleman, the last of its founding name partners.


View Announcement ›

AHMUTY DEMERS & MCMANUS

07/27/2022
NYLJ Web

The partners of Ahmut, Demers & Mcmanus, are saddened to announce the passing of Henri Demers


View Announcement ›

ANAPOL WIESS

07/18/2022
TLI Web

ANAPOL WEISS is pleased to announce that Riki Strosser, Esq. has joined the firm as Senior Associate.


View Announcement ›