not consistent with or according to a constitution; contrary to the U.S. Constitution
Should the court agree that those overall limits are
unconstitutional, however, its decision could represent a fundamental reassessment of a basic distinction established in Buckley v. Valeo in 1976, which said contributions may be regulated more strictly than expenditures because of their potential for corruption.
“Although we acknowledge the constitutional line between political speech and political contributions grows increasingly difficult to
discern,” Judge Janice Rogers Brown wrote for the court, “we decline plaintiffs’ invitation to anticipate the Supreme Court’s agenda.”
the quality of having legal force or effectiveness
In a brief concurrence, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said there was no reason to address the continuing
validity of Buckley v. Valeo in that case, suggesting that a later case might present the question directly.
an antiquity that has survived from the distant past
Many consider leprosy, formally called Hansen’s disease, a
relic of the past, but annually about 250,000 people worldwide get it; Brazil is among the hardest-hit countries, as are India, the Philippines, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
She graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 2011 with a degree in fashion and retail management, and spent months waiting on “bridezillas” at a
couture boutique, among other stores, while churning out office-job applications.
And this year the office’s Christmas tree ornaments were a colorful
menagerie of college mascots — Gators, Blue Devils, Yellow Jackets, Wolves, Eagles, Tigers, Panthers — in which just about every staffer’s school was represented.