CLC Applauds Court Decision Upholding Contribution Limits


A federal appeals court ruled in Holmes v. FEC that under the First Amendment, Congress can separate contribution limits for primaries and general elections. Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case to protect contribution limits from a legal challenge from a group that opposes regulation of the campaign finance system.

“The court was right to uphold contribution limits,” said Tara Malloy, senior director of appellate litigation at CLC. “Reasonable limits in election spending are necessary so government doesn’t just respond to wealthy donors and special interests when it should be responding to all Americans.”

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