The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday the Federal Election Commission's "millionaire's amendment" violates the First Amendment by allowing House and Senate candidates to accept larger contributions if their opponent spends personal funds.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court ruled Monday on three First Amendment cases dealing with a high school student, campaign ads and faith-based initiatives. Legal expert Marcia Coyle talks about their implications.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a part of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law that, under certain conditions, bars campaign ads by interest groups close to elections. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal discusses the case.
The U.S. Senate rejected one of the final amendments standing in the way of adoption of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill.
A coalition of liberal reformers and campaign finance opponents came together to pass an amendment over the objections of Sens. McCain and Feingold.
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