TITLE

Political contributions are free speech

AUTHOR(S)
Seeger, Charles M.
PUB. DATE
December 1980
SOURCE
American Bar Association Journal;Dec80, Vol. 66 Issue 12, p1490
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Argues that political contributions are essential robust public debate in the United States. Important aspects of the court ruling in the Common Cause and Carter-Mondale suits; Freedom of association; Provision of First Amendment concerning political spending; Right of individuals and groups to make unlimited independent expenditures.
ACCESSION #
4790878

 

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