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Supreme Court Agrees To Expedited Hearing On McCain-Feingold

Friday, June 6, 2003

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the McCain-Feingold campaign finance "reform" law on September 8-four weeks before the court is scheduled to start a new term. This is the last legal stop for this statute which has thus far had a circuitous journey. NRA`s major concern with the law is its First Amendment blackout period, which prohibits groups like NRA from running issue-related ads 30 days before a primary election and 60 days before a general election. As this case proceeds, we will be sure to keep you apprised of relevant developments in future issues of the Grassroots Alert.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.