At a Glance
About this Case
In June 2006, self-funded candidate Jack Davis filed suit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia challenging the “Millionaire’s Amendment” of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (a.k.a. McCain-Feingold Law). The “Millionaire’s Amendment” allowed congressional candidates to accept up to six times the federal candidate contribution limit ($2,300 at the time) if they faced opponents who spent large amounts of personal funds in their campaigns. The U.S. Supreme Court held that the Millionaire’s Amendment violated Davis’ First Amendment rights.