For Immediate Release

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Matt Jacob 202.408.5565

Supreme Court Overturns Existing Campaign Finance Law

WASHINGTON - Today, the Supreme Court overturned 60 years of precedent
prohibiting corporations and unions from spending treasury funds to run
ads endorsing or opposing candidates for federal office. CREW executive
director Melanie Sloan stated, "This is a disaster for regulation of
campaign spending. It means ads advocating the election or defeat of
federal candidates will no longer be put out just by candidates and
parties, but will now also come from corporations and unions."

Further analysis to follow.

Click here to read the Supreme Court's decision.

 

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