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Federal judge strikes down political fund-raising rules

[JURIST] US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has ruled that over a dozen Federal Election Commission rules on political fund-raising improperly weaken the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 by creating an "immense loophole." Judge Kollar-Kotelly ordered the FEC to write new rules on several aspects of fund raising, including when candidates and outside parties can coordinate activities. AP has more.

UPDATE: Democracy 21, part of the legal team challenging the FEC rules, provides a summary of the 157-page opinion. Also available is the full opinion [PDF].

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