High Court Should Uphold Election Funding Ban, US Says

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 5:35 PM EST) -- The federal government on Wednesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to take up two investment bankers' challenges to their indictments for unlawful direct corporate election contributions, arguing the court’s landmark Citizens United decision did not make the payments legal.

According to the government's brief, a Fourth Circuit ruling that in June revived charges against a pair of former Galen Capital Corp. executives had been based correctly on the high court's previous rejection of a challenge to the direct contribution ban. The Galen executives have been...
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