Gavel Grab

Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Direct Corporate Contributions

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a trial judge’s decision striking down a federal ban on direct corporate contributions to federal candidates.

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision from 2010 didn’t overturn the ban on direct corporate contributions to candidates, the appeals court ruled, according to a Bloomberg article.

“The attempt to overturn the corporate contribution ban was an invitation to a return to the blatant political corruption and rampant scandals of the Gilded Age,” said Tara Malloy, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center. “We are pleased the Fourth Circuit corrected the gross judicial overreach by the lower court.”

To learn about the trial court’s ruling, see Gavel Grab. The Campaign Legal Center is a JAS partner group.

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