Miller led a group of twenty states that filed a "friend of the court brief"
in August urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality
of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), better known as McCain-Feingold.
The amicus curiae or "friend of the court" brief was authored by the
States of Vermont, Iowa, and Connecticut in support of the federal government
in McConnell v. FEC, the campaign finance reform case before
the U.S. Supreme Court. States signing onto the amicus brief were Arizona,
Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, Oklahoma,
Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. The Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands also joined the amicus.
The amicus brief made the point that McCain-Feingold is a constitutional exercise
of Congress' power to regulate federal elections, and that the legal arguments
forwarded by those attacking the reform legislation, if adopted, could
seriously impair the ability of the states to enact meaningful campaign
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