Saturday, June 14, 2008

Court Deems Campaign Finance Rules Too Weak

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled yesterday that the Federal Election Commission has failed to adequately enforce key aspects of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance restructuring that Congress passed six years ago, and urged the FEC to write new rules that help prevent corporations, unions and special interest groups from influencing federal elections.

"Basically, we're now getting into our fourth election cycle under McCain-Feingold, and we still don't know what the rules are," said Richard L. Hasen, an election law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
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