April 2, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday in McCutcheon v. FEC that limits on overall campaign contributions by individual donors are unconstitutional. The court previously held in Buckley v. Valeo that limits on contributions implicate First Amendment interests but that limits may be imposed so ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), also known as the McCain-Feingold Act, is a federal law that amended FECA, changing the nature of campaign finance, specifically in the realm of soft money. FECA had previously been amended to limit individual contributions and expenditures by ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Following the fallout of the Watergate scandal, the nation's leaders sought legislative means of curbing the corruption that riddled political campaigns. The avenue of such an attack was centered on restrictions of financial contributions to political candidates. Following the passage of FECA in ...[read more]
November 27, 2011
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnists James Gosling and Sally Buckley of Holman Fenwick Willan LLP say that the judicial systems of states in the East African region must be bolstered through international assistance before the UN piracy resolution can have a substantial impact on combating maritime crime...As ...[read more]

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