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ACLU Challenge To Small Piece Of Campaign Finance Law May Lead To A Slippery Slope

The ACLU case, brought on behalf of three individuals holding contracts with the government, targets a provision of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1972 (FECA) that banned individuals who have direct contracts with the federal government from contributing to candidates running for federal office. This ban excludes employees of corporations that hold contracts with the government as well as political action committees created by corporations with government contracts. The case has been fast-tracked under a special statute in the FECA that requires an expedited hearing for campaign finance challenges.

“Not only does this law discriminate against contractors as compared to federal employees who are doing identical work,” Arthur Spitzer, ACLU legal director of the National Capital Area, said in a statement in the group’s press release, “but it is the only campaign finance law that actually favors corporations, which cannot vote, over citizens, who can.”

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