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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Supreme Court ruled in campaign finance case
Kyle Webster at 12:00 AM ET

On January 23, 2006, the US Supreme Court ruled that a lower court had misinterpreted a prior case pertaining to campaign financing and remanded the case for reconsideration. The Supreme Court issued a per curium opinion saying the lower court had misread a 2003 ruling that upheld a federal campaign finance law, but specifically stated that the ruling "did not purport to resolve future as-applied challenges." The section in question of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 was eventually ruled unconstitutional, when the case returned to the Supreme Court in April 2007.

Read an overview of US Campaign Finance in Features.

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