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December 4, 2002.  Sen. Russ Feingold talks to reporters outside the U.S. District Court after oral arguments on Title I of the BCRA.   The joint introduction (government and intervenors) to the defendants' brief (Party and Candidate Soft Money Provisions) stated:
"The core provisions of the Act work to restore the law to what it was when Congress banned corporations and unions from making contributions or expenditures from general treasury funds in connection with federal elections in 1907 and in the 1940s; when it imposed limits on contributions by individuals to candidates and parties in 1974; and when it treated coordinated expenditures as contributions in 1976."
See Defendants' Briefs on the Campaign And Media Legal Center website.

Copyright © 2002  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.