Bloomberg BNA: ‘Soft Money’ Rules Upheld by Supreme Court


“Voters are the winners of this decision to turn back unregulated soft money and to reaffirm the importance of effective party contribution limits,” Tara Malloy, deputy executive director at the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), said in a May 22 statement. “Without these soft money limits, political parties would again become vehicles through which big donors would attempt to buy influence over elected officials and their policy decisions.”

CLC, along with Democracy 21 and Public Citizen, other nonprofit organizations that support restrictions on campaign money, filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold restrictions on political party soft money.

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