Sunday, April 10, 2011

FEC says political party committees can use recount funds to pay legal expenses

"But campaign finance reform advocates worry that the ruling knocks down yet another barrier of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, legislation that has already suffered serious setbacks thanks to Circuit, District and Supreme Court rulings over the past year.
Those who see campaign finance reform legislation as a barrier to free speech said the ruling only makes sense. The funds are already used for non-political legislation, both Democratic and Republican attorneys argued."

The National Journal has more.

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