The mccain-feingold law barred political parties from collecting such unlimited “ soft money” contributions, and the supreme court in 2003 upheld that limit on the grounds that such unlimited fundraising by politicians could corrupt politicians or create the appearance of corruption the supreme court in. To anyone following the evolution of the campaign-finance reform movement, it should have been obvious that book-banning was a straightforward implication of the mccain-feingold law (and the long line of statutes and cases that preceded it ) the century-old effort to constrict the ways our elections are. But although he doesn't show it, mcauliffe has undoubtedly been feeling less confident about the business of fundraising since november 6, 2002, when the bipartisan campaign reform act of 2002 took effect commonly known as the mccain-feingold act, for its sponsors in the senate (john mccain, a republican from. Senator feingold narrowly won re-election by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent in march 2002, after years of protracted debate spanning several legislative sessions, mccain-feingold, in the form of the bipartisan campaign reform act of 2002, was enacted into law partisans continue to challenge elements of the law. Aside from his controversial bipartisan campaign reform act [known as mccain- feingold campaign finance reform], which finally squeaked through in moreover, critics charge, mccain-feingold would be an incumbent-protection act source: john mccain: an essay, by john karaagac, p223-225 , sep 20, 2000. Disclaimer: free essays on us politics posted on this site were donated by anonymous users and are provided for informational use only the free us politics recently, the issue has surfaced in washington as the mccain- feingold and shays-meehan bills have been introduced in congress the core of the debate over.
And now that the mccain-feingold bill has a very real chance to become law, will house democrats, particularly those from the congressional black caucus, defect from their party leaders and vote against the shays-meehan campaign finance reform bill is mccain-feingold bad for democrats this article from fox news. The mccain-feingold act is one of the several federal laws that regulates the financing of political campaigns it is named after its chief sponsors, republican us sen john mccain of arizona and democratic us sen russell feingold of wisconsin the law, which took effect in november 2002, was. His commitment to bipartisanship is real--he worked with russ feingold on campaign finance reform, ted kennedy on immigration reform, and joe mccain's first application of his newfound realism came in september 1983, when he had to vote on a bill to extend the us military presence in lebanon.
I have never understood the contempt that some conservatives direct at the senator for mccain-feingold, the old gang of 8, or other matters on which he senate approval of the defense reauthorization act, chairing an armed services committee hearing on the recent fatal collisions of four naval ships,. So while the most significant portion of mccain-feingold remains law, citizens united created a framework for corruption parallel to “soft money” the most notorious byproduct of citizens united is certainly the super pac super pacs, now ubiquitous across the political spectrum, can collect unlimited.
Whether it was opposing the war in iraq, serving as an early voice for fiscal responsibility, or being the only senator to oppose the patriot act, feingold has shown that you can make a difference if you're willing to speak truth to power as one of the namesakes of the mccain-feingold campaign finance law, feingold. On march 20, 2002, the united states senate, by a vote of 60 to 40, passed the mccain-feingold act, otherwise known as the bipartisan campaign reform act of 2002 because the house of representatives had already passed it, the bill needed only president george w bush's signature to become law despite his past.