May 23, 2017 •
Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal of Challenge of FEC Soft Money Regulations
On May 22, the United States Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s finding of summary judgement upholding the constitutionality of the Federal Election Campaign Act’s regulation of the use of so-called soft money.
In Republican Party of Louisiana v. FEC, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge to federal campaign finance provisions requiring state and local political parties to abide by federal regulations concerning certain political activities such as get-out-the-vote and voter registration drives and the resulting reporting requirements.
In response to an appeal from the plaintiffs, the Supreme Court affirmed the District Court’s decision.
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