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Political Broadcasting Advisory

November 2006
This Advisory provides a review of political broadcasting rules of the FCC.

In this Advisory, of particular note are new regulations imposed on political broadcasting by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (“BCRA”) of 2002, popularly known as “McCain-Feingold.” BCRA contains several provisions that affect the way stations handle their political advertising. On December 10, 2003, the Supreme Court reviewed BCRA, and left intact all of the provisions of the law that apply to broadcasters.

A PDF version of this entire article can be found at Political Broadcasting Advisory.