Buckley v. Valeo


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  • January 1975
  • Why not?
  • You can't receive unlimited amounts of money for your campaign!
  • James L. Buckley
  • It's unfair! I'm going to the Supreme Court to resolve this issue.
  • Francis R. Valeo
  • Buckley v. Valeo January 30th, 1976
  • But Chief Justice Burger, that would violate the first amendment, my freedom of speech!
  • This man is receiving unlimited expenditures. This needs to be regulated!
  • 1st Ruling: Regulations on individual contributions don't violate the 1st Amendment
  • 2nd Ruling: Limits on total campaign expenditures do violate the 1st Amendment
  • The Supreme Court has come to a decision...
  • Impact: Court struck down provisions of the 1971 Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) and upheld mandatory disclosure/reporting provisions
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