422 US 937 Hill v. Printing Industries of Gulf Coast

422 U.S. 937

95 S.Ct. 2670

45 L.Ed.2d 664

John HILL, Attorney General of Texas, et al., Appellants,
v.
PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF the GULF COAST et al.

No. 74-456.

Supreme Court of the United States

June 30, 1975

John W. Odam Jr., Austin, Tex., for appellants.

Gerald M. Birnberg, Austin, Tex., for appellees.

PER CURIAM.

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1

The parties to this case have informed us that the State of Texas has enacted the Political Funds Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1975, which will become effective on September 1, 1975.* Section 11 of that Act substantially amends Art. 14.10(b) (Supp.1974-1975) of the Texas Election Code, the constitutionality of which is at issue in this appeal. Although the parties take the position that these amendments do not affect this case, we prefer to remand the case to the District Court for reconsideration in light of the recent amendments, rather 'than render an unnecessary judgment on the validity of the constitutional views expressed by the District Court.' White v. Regester, 422 U.S. 935, 95 S.Ct. 2670, 45 L.Ed.2d 662 (1975).

2

The judgment of the District Court is vacated. The case is remanded to that court for reconsideration in light of the new legislation and for dismissal if the case is or becomes moot.

3

So ordered.

4

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.

*

Tex.Const., Art. 3, § 39.