Libertarian Party Files Second Lawsuit on Whether McCain-Feingold Law Can Prevent Party from Receiving Large Bequests in one Lump Sum

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By Richard Winger In 2007, Raymond Burrington died and left the Libertarian Party $217,000. The Federal Election Commission would not let the party have the money all at once. Instead, because the McCain-Feingold law limits the amount of money an individual can give to a party (whether the donor is alive or dead), the money had to be parceled out in chunks of about $30,000. The Libertarian Party sued the FEC to get a ruling that this part of the McCain-Feingold law, as applied to bequests, is unconstitutional. But the court proceedings took so long, by the time the …read more

Source:: http://ballot-access.org/2016/01/28/libertarian-party-files-second-lawsuit-on-whether-mccain-feingold-law-can-prevent-party-from-receiving-large-bequests-in-one-lump-sum/