In a stunning victory for advocates of campaign finance reform, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected First Amendment challenges against the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 and upheld almost all its provisions. The verdict left in place the law's sweeping prohibition on unregulated soft money in federal campaigns and its ban on the use of corporate or union funds for "electioneering communications" that mention candidates' names in the weeks before elections.
High Court Hands Victory to Campaign Finance Reform Advocates
December 11, 2003
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