Nov. 15, 2016 11:45 AM

The Louisiana Republican Party’s challenge to the ban on unlimited donations to political parties is headed to the United States Supreme Court.

A federal three-judge panel dismissed the suit last week and the case will be able to bypass all other courts.

It’s expected that the Supreme Court could hear the case in late 2017 or in 2018. Scheduling will likely take place some time in February.

The case challenges provisions of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law that, the party argues, “disadvantage state political parties as compared to super PACs.”

Party executive director Jason Doré, who is spearheading the effort, said the challenged provisions prevent state political parties from using state-regulated contributions for traditional party activities, even if the activities involve communications done with no candidate coordination.

Politico Magazine is calling the case“The Next Citizens United,” referring to the groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court case that gave super PACs the ability to collect unlimited donations.