September 22, 2004

Proposed 527 Legislation

The Campaign Legal Center has assembled these materials on the new legislation proposed by Sens. McCain, Feingold, and Lieberman and Members of Congress Shays and Meehan, intended to rein in 527s.

Two quick reactions:

1. Would reining in 527s simply push activity to 501(c)(3)s and other organizations?

2. Is it constitutional to limit contributions to 527s that engage solely in making independent expenditures? As readers of this blog know, I think this is a very difficult and uncertain question.

More to follow on this proposed legislation in coming days.

Posted by Rick Hasen at September 22, 2004 02:34 PM