Friday, September 18, 2009

D.C. Circuit Overturns Campaign Finance Laws Allowing Independent Advocacy Groups To Spend More Money

Today, the D.C. Circuit overturned campaign finance rules enacted by the Federal Election Commission in 2005.  The decision in Emily's List v. Federal Election Commission (08-5422) can be found here.   The Associated Press stated: "Independent advocacy groups will be able to spend more money to try to influence federal elections under a decision Friday from a federal appeals court that overturned rules limiting nonprofits' campaign spending."


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