Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to BCRA Hard Money Increases
Lawsuit Brings Attention to Practice of Bundling Contributions
As many readers will know, the Supreme Court is poised to undertake the most thorough review of campaign finance law since the 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decision, after a three-judge District Court on May 2, 2003 ruled on the eleven lawsuits challenging various provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA). Among the appeals the Supreme Court has accepted for review is Adams et al. v. FEC et al., in which plaintiffs represented by NVRI challenge the BCRA’s increased limits on direct candidate or “hard money” contributions as a violation of equal protection principles.
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