Courthouse News Service: Supreme Court Keeps ‘Soft Money’ Out of Federal Elections


The outcome drew applause this morning from the Campaign Legal Center, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief this past February in support of the FEC.

“Voters are the winners of this decision to turn back unregulated soft money and to reaffirm the importance of effective party contribution limits,” said Tara Malloy, the center’s deputy executive director. “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.”

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