Corrupt Practices Acts – federal and state statutes that regulate expenditures by candidates for election, and contributions to their election campaigns

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corrupt-practices act:

1. A federal or state statute that regulates campaign contributions and expenditures as well as their disclosure.CPA. [1]

1. Statutes found in the laws of practically every state in the union and in federal legislation, featured by provisions regulating the expenditures of candidates for election by requiring the filing of statements of expenses, in some instances by limiting the amount of money that may be spend, and sometimes including regulations respecting the solicitation of campaign contributions, the treating of voters, and the making of charges against, and attacks on, candidates. 26 Am J2d Elect § 287. [2]

1. Federal and state statutes that regulate expenditures by candidates for election as well as contributions to their election campaigns. [3]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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