Judge Won't Lift Contractor Political Donation Ban

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday refused to allow three federal contractors to temporarily skate by a law banning them from making contributions to political campaigns, rejecting arguments that the rule violates their First and Fifth Amendment rights.

In an order denying the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction against the Federal Elections Commission while their lawsuit against it is pending, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg repeatedly referenced Congress’ intent in passing the legislation to discourage potential corruption within the government.

"It is clear that,...
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WAGNER et al v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION


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1:11-cv-01841

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District Of Columbia

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Civil Rights: Other

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James E. Boasberg

Date Filed

October 19, 2011

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