Supreme Court Ruling On FEC Issue

This ruling will cause the candidates to rush headlong to get union endorsements, even from the smallest and the most corrupt unions.

The Federal Elections Commission will vote today on a rule interpreting the Supreme Court’s decision in a key campaign finance case, The Hill reports. The case, in which the Court ruled that corporations and unions could pay for ads within a 60-day window the FEC had banned, has led to new rules that top election lawyers on both sides say are confusing and will be difficult to enforce. Reform groups contend the new proposal is more than the Court wanted, and would essentially de-fang the campaign finance reform act’s communications provision, opening the door to new attack ads within days of an election.


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