facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Court rejects corporate-donation case

Feb. 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review the longstanding ban on direct corporate contributions to a federal candidate.

Under 2010's Citizens United vs. the FEC, companies are allowed to use corporate funds for "independent electioneering" that isn't coordinated with a campaign.

Two business executives were charged in Alexandria, Va., with violating federal law.

Executives William P. Danielczyk, Jr., and Eugene R. Biagi were charged with funneling money from their financial firm through third-party donations -- channeled through their employees -- to the Hillary Clinton campaigns for the U.S. Senate and the presidency, SCOTUSBLOG.com reported.

Citing free speech, the executives wanted the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court decision upholding the ban on direct corporate contributions.

The justices refused in a one-line order without comment.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier
3
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
4
White House intruder had a knife White House intruder had a knife
5
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback