New challenges to campaign finance restrictions

The Post reports on Jim Bopp’s efforts to challenge campaign finance restrictions across the country.

Far from resting on his laurels, Bopp has expanded his staff of lawyers and spent the eight weeks following the high-profile decision arguing to judges across the country that various other regulations governing local and federal elections are unconstitutional. His team is also keeping a close eye on efforts by states, Congress and shareholder groups to counter the Supreme Court decision, criticized by President Obama as a move that would “open the floodgates for special interests.”

Citizens United is going to have a very substantial impact,” said Bopp, referring to the case decided by the nation’s high court. “Obviously, we’re encouraged that we’re on the road back to restoring the First Amendment application to campaign finance.”

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