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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Supreme Court decision lifting limit on political action cmtes. (PACs) contributions to cands. examined; history of Congress's efforts to limit size of contributions to presidential cands. receiving federal funds reviewed. Opinion of Justice William Rehnquist quoted on screen; PAC contributions to Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan last year recalled. [National Conservative Pol. Action Committee spokesperson Terry DOLAN - praises First Amendment.] Dissenting Justice Byron White's argument quoted on screen. [Common Cause president Fred WERTHEIMER - fears implications of ruling.] ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and NCPAC mentioned both opposing PAC donation limits.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter
- Jennings, Peter;
- O'Brien, Tim
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