Parties Can Tap Recount Fund For Stanford Suit
The advisory opinion is likely to have a narrow impact. Parties are already allowed to raise and spend money for recounts from individuals who have contributed the maximum amount allowed. But campaign finance reform advocates worry that the ruling knocks down yet another barrier of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, legislation that has already suffered serious setbacks thanks to Circuit, District and Supreme Court rulings over the past year. Those who see campaign finance reform legislation as a barrier to free speech said the ruling only makes sense. The funds are already used for non-political legislation, both Democratic and Republican attorneys argued.