"We believe that the First Amendment is designed to safeguard a functioning and fair democracy. The current system of campaign financing makes a mockery of that ideal by enabling the rich to set the national agenda, and to exercise disproportionate influe
Letter written by Brennan Center leadership to Senators to rebut letters from the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), dated February 17
and February 20, 1998, in opposition to the Snowe-Jeffords Amendment to the McCain-Feingold Bill.
The Brennan Center believes that the F.E.C. properly rejected the "magic words" approach recently adopted by the First Circuit in Maine Right to Life, in favor of the long-standing and better reasoned decision of the Ninth Circuit in F.E.C. v. F