“Judges Voice Skepticism of Challenge To Law Banning Corporate Contribution”

Bloomberg BNA: “Attorneys for Virginia businessmen challenging the constitutionality of the century-old ban on corporate contributions in federal election campaigns faced skepticism from a federal appeals court panel May 18 (U.S. v. Danielczyk, 4th Cir., No. 11-4667, oral argument 5/18/12)….During the May 18 argument, questioning by Traxler and the two other judges on the appellate panel hinted that they were considering overturning the district court ruling because of concerns that the corporate contribution ban was upheld by the Supreme Court in a 2003 case, known as Beaumont v. Federal Election Commission. Discussion about the Beaumont case dominated the oral argument.”


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