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The Ruling
 Full Text: McConnell v. FEC (PDF)
 Excerpts
 Graphic: How the Justices Ruled
Key Issues
 Documents: Briefs, Arguments and Laws in the Case (From Findlaw)
 Graphic: Some Provisions of the McCain-Feingold Law Under Debate
Post Editorial
 Upheld (The Washington Post, 12/11/03)
Commentary
 Robert J. Samuelson: First Amendment Showdown for the Court
Campaign Finance Law
 Documents From 12 Cases to Be Considered Together by the Supreme Court (From Findlaw)

Campaign Finance Legislation
The McCain-Feingold/Shays-Meehan bill is H.R. 2356. For full details of the bill, search for it on Thomas, the legislative Web site of Congress.

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On Nov. 2, GOP Got More Bang for Its Billion
In the most expensive presidential contest in the nation's history, John F. Kerry and his Democratic supporters nearly matched President Bush and the Republicans, who outspent them by just $60 million, $1.14 billion to $1.08 billion, an analysis shows.
 GOP's Soft Sell Swayed the Amish

Fundraising Records Broken by Both Major Political Parties
The GOP and the Democrats broke all previous fundraising records this year, but for the first time since the mid-1970s, the Democratic National Committee raised more money than the Republican National Committee.

Frist Political Fund Can't Cover Bank Loan
A campaign fund controlled by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) has lost almost $460,000 in stock market investments since 2000, according to federal election records and the manager of the Frist account.

Post Articles
U.S. Probes Clinton Senate Campaign (Post, Oct. 6, 2004)

Judge Strikes Down 15 FEC Rules on Campaign Finance (Post, Sept. 21, 2004)

FEC Votes to Curb Nonparty Donations: Stricter Rules Will Go Into Effect in January (Post, Aug. 20, 2004)

For Lobbyists, Big Spending Means Big Presence (Post, July 28, 2004)

Political Gifts for Host City: Party Convention 'Loophole' Decried (Post, July 8, 2004)

Republicans Name 62 Who Raised Big Money (Post, July 1, 2004)

Republican 'Soft Money' Groups Find Business Reluctant to Give (Post, June 8, 2004)

Soft-Money Group Promotes Ties to GOP Leaders Despite Warnings (Post, May 30, 2004)

GOP Creating Own '527' Groups: Unregulated Funds Can Be Raised (Post, May 25, 2004)

Proposed Rules for '527' Groups Lead to Some Unusual Alliances (Post, April 14, 2004)

'Dream' PAC Not Living Up To Goal: Little Money Goes To Elect Minorities (Post, April 7, 2004)

Ky. Race Studied as Test Run of New Law: Curbs on Party Coordinating With Its Candidate Complicate Campaign Tactics (Post, March 27, 2004)

McCain Says FEC Is Not Enforcing Law (Post, March 11, 2004)

Democrats Forming Parallel Campaign: Interest Groups Draw GOP Fire (Post, March 10, 2004)

FEC Moves to Regulate Groups Opposing Bush (Post, Feb. 19, 2004)

FEC Chairman Backs Organizations' Use of 'Soft Money': McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law Doesn't Apply to Political Interest Groups, Smith Says (Post, Feb. 16, 2004)

McCain-Feingold Helps GOP: Party Increases Its Fundraising Lead Over Democrats (Post, Feb. 7, 2004)

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