Jan. 16, 2017 04:51 PM

The Louisiana Republican Party finally filed its appeal last week with the U.S. Supreme Court for a challenge to the ban on unlimited donations to political parties.

A three-judge D.C. District Court decided against the state GOP last year, holding that traditional party activities may “benefit” federal candidates.

“While super-PACs may receive unrestricted funds to do independent activities, political parties are severely limited in their participation by funding restrictions,” said lead counsel James Bopp Jr. “Fairness and the First Amendment require that political parties be liberated from the ‘soft money’ restrictions on their independent activities so they can effectively participate in our political system by resuming their traditional voter-mobilization activities.”