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Republican Party Files Federal Lawsuit Against McCain-Feingold Limit on Donations to Political Parties

On May 23, the Republican National Committee filed a federal lawsuit to strike down part of the 2002 McCain-Feingold law that limits how much money individuals can give to political parties. The lawsuit argues that if the party has an account that makes only independent expenditures to help Republican candidates for federal office, the amount that an individual can give to such an account cannot be limited.

PACs can already received unlimited donations in order to make independent expenditures. The party argues that there is no government interest in treating political parties differently than it treats PACs. The case is Republican National Committee v Federal Election Commission, 1:14-cv-853, filed in the District of Columbia. Other plaintiffs in the case include the Louisiana Republican Party, and two county units of the Louisiana Republican Party. Thanks to HowAppealing for this news.

2 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    Hmmm.
    One more way to permanently stimulate the economy ???

    i.e. mere $$$ TRILLIONS in attack ads 24/7 ???

    The 6,000 plus years of econ WAR between govt LOOTERS and Tax Slaves continues.

    Fed / State / Local Govt spending is now about 40 (repeat 40) percent of the USA economy.

    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

  2. Baronscarpia

    Just another logical step on the Citizens United/McCutcheon oligarchic evolution you’ve enthusiastically endorsed, Richard.

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