Davis v. FEC
Davis v. FEC was a federal court challenge to the Millionaire's Amendment of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. The Millionaire's Amendment was upheld by a U.S. district court, but the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down the Millionaire's Amendment as violating the First Amendment on June 26, 2008. Under the Millionaire's Amendment, when a wealthy self-financed candidate spent in excess of a specified threshold of personal funds, the Amendment provided for an increase in contribution limits and an elimination of coordinated party spending limits for such candidate's non-wealthy opponent. The Amendment also imposed additional disclosure requirements on the self-financing wealthy candidate. The Supreme Court invalidated all of these provisions.
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