TITLE

The Money Game: Changing the Rules

PUB. DATE
February 1976
SOURCE
Time;2/9/1976, Vol. 107 Issue 6, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on campaign finance of the 1976 presidential candidates based on the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974. It says that the law's rule restricting the campaign contributions to 1000 dollars was left intact, though the court added that political committees can give a maximum of 5000 dollars to any candidate. It also says that the court rejected a section forbidding a candidate or his family from contributing over 50,000 dollars to his presidential campaign. Moreover, the 1974 law ordered the establishment of an eight-member Federal Election Commission to oversee and implement its provisions. Yet, the court ordered the dismissal of the commission within 30 days unless its members were appointed by the president.
ACCESSION #
53516931

 

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