FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION v. CHRISTINE BEAUMONT et al.
Supreme Court Cases
539 U.S. 146 (2003)
Legal Principle at Issue
Whether certain advocacy groups can contribute to candidates campaigns. Currently, only individuals, political action committees, political parties and other campaign committees can give to candidates. More specifically, the issue is whether North Carolina Right to Life and other nonprofit advocacy corporations groups that raise money not through business ventures but through donations from supporters can make campaign contributions. Such groups have neither business interests nor shareholders.
Reversed. Petitioning party received a favorable disposition.
Advocated for Respondent
- James Bopp Jr. View all cases
Advocated for Petitioner
- Paul D. Clement View all cases