What McCain-Feingold Really Means

The campaign-finance reform bill is in effect -- at least until the Supreme Court renders its judgment. Here's how it will affect Election 2004

For now, the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform act is still the law of the land. On May 19, a federal appeals court, after striking down several of its provisions, set aside its own objections until the Supreme Court rules on the law's constitutionality, probably sometime next year. That would put a final ruling just months ahead of next year's Presidential election.

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