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Monthly Archives: February 2012
In the heat of the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, a conservative political group called Citizens United produced a “documentary” that vilified democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But when the group tried to run the piece on TV within a month of the primary election, the Federal Election Commission prohibited it from doing so, ruling it a form of corporate “express advocacy” banned by current campaign law on corporate spending. Continue reading
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If there’s anything you should remember about U.S. campaign finance law, it’s this:
For almost every set rule, there is most likely a loophole for getting around that rule.
Keeping track of America’s campaign finance laws is really difficult. Why? Continue reading