“Mason: FEC Cannot Enforce Rule Broadly Defining ‘Express Advocacy'”

BNA offers this report ($), which begins: “The Federal Election Commission cannot enforce a long-standing, controversial rule broadly defining ‘express advocacy,’ FEC Chairman David Mason suggested in a statement recently released by the commission. The rule–11 CFR Section 100.22(b)–says the FEC may regulate the funding of political messages based on their timing and context and may go beyond a narrow range of ‘magic words’ calling for a vote for or against a candidate. Mason said such broad regulation now must be considered unconstitutional in light of a Supreme Court ruling handed down last year in FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life Inc.”

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