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Homeschool girl’s campaign reform suit

Emily Echols, 14, was camping with her family and next-door neighbors near their Commerce home last year when her father asked if she’d like to sue the federal government.

The teen says she didn’t miss a beat.

“I said, ‘Sure,’ even though I didn’t know the details then,” she said. “I’ve always been involved in government and politics.”

That’s how the teenager, who’s poised and articulate for her age, became lead plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging part of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law, a provision that bans political donations by minors. Read more…

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