So you want to know the truth about super PACs? Make your selection America
Believe articles like "What the law says about campaigns and super PACs at the heart of the 2012 election." Where the media fails to list anything but the opinion of some FEC commissioners regarding what constitutes coordination. The article fails to mention any laws or court rulings.or
The Daily Kos that details how in the National Organization for Marriage ruling of January 31, 2012 the U.S. Courts ruled the only question of importance is if the campaign contributor and the super PAC had an understanding.
If there was an understanding, and there always is, then the contribution counts against the individual federal contribution limit. Now that is kind of important since according to the law there are maximum individual contribution limits.
So take your pick. FEC opinions? Or rulings appealed that withstood an appeal all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Philip B. Maise
Plaintiff, super PAC Lawsuit
To read detailed articles and see links to the lawsuit start here: Introduction.
p.s. It is also legal for super PACs managers to pick their noses. However, it still doesn't make it legal for them to accept excessive or prohibited individual campaign contributions.