DC Circ. Tosses Election Commission's 527 Regs

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 2:11 PM EDT) -- Citing free speech concerns, a federal appeals court has ordered the Federal Election Commission to vacate regulations restricting the amount of money so-called 527 groups can spend on election-season activities, agreeing with one such group’s challenge to the rules.

Friday's decision, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, went against a 2008 ruling in federal district court in Washington that turned aside the Emily's List group's challenge to rules forcing it to pay for get-out-the vote and other efforts with “hard money” contributions....
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