Essay Examples - Essay Examples: Contributions v....

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Essay Examples: 1. Contributions v. Expenditures in federal law a. Define terms b. Relate to cases (Buckley v. Valeo) 2. During campaign periods, a corporation a. Funds ads b. Does not donate corporate funds c. Can form a PAC d. Discloses FEC expenditures of $10,000 3. BCRA restriction on electioneering communication a. Found unconstitutional by Citizens United (pg. 312) EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: requires positive view of candidate to give opposing candidate equal opportunity     Being critical of a candidate doesn’t trigger equal opportunity Considered a “use” of broadcasting Negative ads do not trigger opportunity to person targeted to purchase time     EXEMPTIONS: Appearance of candidate on news/Press Coverage                              If this triggered the statute, a chilling effect would occur and stations wouldn’t cover candidates Broadcasters discretion to choose who to invite and cover (pg. 309)                             
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