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Hillary Clinton and the DNC…

List v. FEC
Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
September 18th, 2009
Precedential Status: Precedential
Citations: 581 F.3d 1
Docket Number: 08-5422…
"The Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government’s only legitimate interest in restricting political donations is combating the appearance or reality of corruption that...
...could arise from allowing unlimited contributions directly to a candidate or political party."

Donations to nonprofit groups cannot corrupt candidates and officeholders,” Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh wrote for a three-judge panel. “And to the extent a nonprofit then spends its
donations on activities such as advertisements, get-out-the-vote efforts and voter registration drives, those expenditures are not considered corrupting, even though they may generate gratitude from and influence with officeholders and candidates.”
"The Court has recognized a strong governmental interest in combating corruption and the appearance thereof. See Buckley, 424 U.S. at 26-27, 45-48, 96 S. Ct. 612; see also McConnell v. FEC, 540 U.S. 93, 154, 124 S. Ct. 619, 157 L. Ed. 2d 491 (2003)."
The core corruption that Government may permissibly target with campaign finance regulation "is the financial quid pro quo: dollars for political favors." FEC v. Nat'l Conservative PAC (NCPAC), 470 U.S. 480, 497, 105 S. Ct. 1459, 84 L. Ed. 2d 455 (1985).
"To the extent that large contributions are given to secure a political quid pro quo from current and potential office holders, the integrity of our system of representative democracy is undermined." Buckley, 424 U.S. at 26-27, 96 S. Ct. 612;
"Based on the close relationship between candidates and parties and record evidence demonstrating that political parties sold access to candidates in exchange for contributions,the Court has held that the anti-corruption interest also justifies limits on contributions to parties.
See McConnell, 540 U.S. at 154, 124 S. Ct. 619; see also Buckley, 424 U.S. at 38, 96 S. Ct. 612.[3]

Clinton Campaign Had Additional Signed Agreement With DNC In 2015…
"Brazile took over the DNC as interim chair following Debbie Wasserman Schultz's sudden resignation during the Democratic National Convention. Once she was at the party's helm, Brazile wrote that she discovered an agreement that...
"specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party's finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on ..
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