John Bonifaz

June 23, 1999

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Tuesday announced 31 new Fellowships to 32 individuals. All new MacArthur Fellows will receive unrestricted stipends ranging from $200,000 to $375,000 over five years, depending on the age of the recipient.

One of the recipients, John Bonifaz, is a 33 year-old public interest lawyer in Boston. Bonifaz, who received a $250,000 fellowship, uses innovative litigation to re-examine campaign finance reform arguments typically debated on first amendment grounds.


  • John Bonifaz, winner of MacArthur award for his work on campaign finance, Director of the National Voting Rights Institute.

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