Constitutional Law Keyed to Stone
Buckley v. Valeo
The statutory scheme adopted by Congress, the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (the Act), to regulate federal election campaigns included restrictions on political contribution and expenditures that apply broadly to all phases of and all participants in the election process. The major contribution and expenditure limitations in the Act prohibit individuals from contributing more than 25,000 dollars in a single year or 1,000 dollars to any single candidate for an election campaign and from spending more than 1,000 a year relative to a clearly identified candidate. Other provisions of the Act restrict a candidate’s use of personal and family resources in his campaigning and limited the amount that could be spent by a candidate in campaigning for federal office.
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