In 1947 as part of the Taft-Hartley Act, the U.S. Congress prohibited labor unions or corporations from influencing federal ellections and prohibited labor unions from contributing to candidate campaigns. Labor unions therefore established political action committees ("PAC") to allow members to contribute to campaigns. In 1971 congress passed the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) which defined the operating prodeures for PACs and established the Federal Election Commission.
Campaign finance is one of the most complicated and important areas of every campaign. There is perhaps no area with more rules and regulations and need for legal guidance than the financing of political campaigns. Individual and Political Action Committee ("PAC") contributions, and expenditures encompass only a two factors that candidates and parties should be concerned with in each and every election cycle.
Election Law is a very complex area of law wrought with federal, state and local regulations at every turn. The Bopp Law Firm is recognized as a premier Election Law firm and assists clients nationwide with issues confronting candidates, corporate donors, PACs, lobbyists, and the general public.
For the Bopp Law Firm, there is nothing more important than the protections afforded by our Constitution. The Firm takes great pride in the practice of Constitutional law and particularly the preservation and protection of constitutional rights for all citizens.
Over his 40 years of law practice, James Bopp, Jr. has been a leading legal strategist for his clients, developing legal strategies to overturn important Supreme Court precedents, to enforce and enhance favorable Supreme Court decisions, or to achieve a favorable Supreme Court decision regarding new legal issues. As a result, he was recognized by the National Law Journal, the legal profession’s leading legal publication, as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.
Bopp recognized as one of America’s Most Influential and Elite Supreme Court Advocates
Since Jim filed his first brief in the United States Supreme Court in 1977, he has developed an extensive practice in the United States Supreme Court and in various State Supreme Courts. As a result, he has been recognized as one of the Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century by the Journal of Law and as a member of “an elite private sector group of attorneys who are dominating advocacy before the Court to an extent not witnessed since the early nineteenth century” by the Georgetown Law Journal. In part because of his Supreme Court practice, Jim was recognized in 2013 as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States” by the National Law Journal and as the 2009 Republican Lawyer of the Year.