High Court Strikes Down Ban on Minors' Giving

Keller, Bess
January 2004
Education Week;1/7/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 16, p28
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously overturned a section of the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law barring people under 18 from making political contributions, as of January 7, 2004. The ruling last month came as part of the high court's lengthy decision in the McConnell v. Federal Election Commission case, which upheld the major provisions of the year-old law banning soft money, unregulated donations to political parties rather than to candidates, and limiting campaign-season political advertising.


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