The Restriction of Political Associational Rights under Current Campaign Finance Reform First Amendment Jurisprudence

Stephanie A. Sprague

Article PDF:

Throughout the twentieth century, Congress has attempted to rid politics of the corrupting influence of money. Unfortunately these various attempts have failed. In 1971, in response to the Watergate Scandal, Congress passed the Federal Election Campaign Act (“FECA”), which places vast restrictions on both campaign contributions and candidates’ campaign expenditures. FECA was challenged as an unconstitutional restriction on freedom of speech in the seminal case Buckley v. Valeo. . . .
40 New Eng. L. Rev. 947

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s