Supreme Court Rejects Campaign Committee Appeal - State and Federal Communications

November 2, 2010  •  

Supreme Court Rejects Campaign Committee Appeal

Seal of the U.S. Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court has rejected an appeal seeking to eliminate a political committee’s disclosure and administrative requirements. In v FEC, the appellants had argued the requirements violate the First Amendment.

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found individual contribution limits to the committee unconstitutional. It additionally held independent expenditure–only groups like SpeechNow must still comply with organizational, administrative, and reporting requirements in the law.

SpeechNow is an unincorporated nonprofit association which supports candidates for federal office who share its views on First Amendment rights of free speech and freedom to assemble.

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