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Court upholds order forcing FEC to change campaign finance rules

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] Friday upheld [PDF opinion] US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's ruling [JURIST report] that regulations imposed by the Federal Election Commission [official website] undercut the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law [PDF text]. In September 2004 the FEC was forced to draft 15 new rules, including stronger regulations of advertisement fundraising by outside groups. The FEC had appealed the order for five of the rules but the court affirmed in all respects. Bloomberg has more.

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