Buckley v. Valeo - Decision, Significance, Court Distinguished Campaign Contributions From Expenditures
James L. Buckley
Francis R. Valeo, Secretary of the U.S. Senate
That various provisions of amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA), regulating campaign contributions, violate the separation of powers doctrine, the First Amendment, and the Fifth Amendment.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Ralph K. Winter, Jr., Joel M. Gora, Brice M. Claggett
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Daniel M. Friedman, Archibald Cox, Lloyd M. Cutler, Ralph S. Spritzer
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Potter Stewart (unsigned)
None (John Paul Stevens did not participate)
Date of Decision
30 January 1976
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