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April 04, 2014


Court May Soon Lift All Campaign Donor Limits

"The sweeping language and logic of Wednesday's Supreme Court decision on campaign finance may imperil other legal restrictions on money in politics," the New York Times reports.

"The 5-to-4 decision, which struck down overall limits on contributions by individuals to candidates and parties, was the latest in a series of campaign finance decisions from the court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. that took an expansive view of First Amendment rights and a narrow one of political corruption. According to experts in election law, there is no reason to think that the march toward deregulating election spending will stop with the ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission."

Wall Street Journal: "Republican officials and their allies, reviewing Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance, say they now have ammunition for additional challenges to restrictions on political contributions and may press to strike down all limits on donations to candidates and political parties."

Just published: When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment












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