Team Aims to Reverse Campaign Bill; Starr Leads Legal Effort, Cites Restrictions on Free Speech
Byline: Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A high-powered legal team including former Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr yesterday vowed to fight new campaign-finance regulations in federal court as unconstitutional restrictions on free speech.
"No election law reform, none, is worth violating the First Amendment," said Floyd Abrams, lead co-counsel with Mr. Starr on the team assembled by Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.
Mr. Starr called the ban on large donations to political parties, which received final approval in Congress on Wednesday, "a concerted effort to make speech less robust."
"These are perilous waters into which …
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Publication information: Article title: Team Aims to Reverse Campaign Bill; Starr Leads Legal Effort, Cites Restrictions on Free Speech. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 22, 2002. Page number: A06. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.