Go Beyond: Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decisions Timeline

Spring 2012

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Browse a timeline of U.S. Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance.

Cases mentioned in the feature story are represented in green.


1957

United States v. Auto Workers

Justice Felix Frankfurter delivered the opinion for the majority, reversing the lower court's dismissal of an indictment against a labor union accused of violating a federal law barring corporations and labor organizations from making contributions or expenditures in conjunction with federal elections. The indictment charged the union with using dues to sponsor television commercials relating to the 1954 congressional elections.

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