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Supreme Court Strikes Down Another Limit On Money In Politics

by Wochit 0:46 mins

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Another Limit On Money In Politics

by Wochit 0:46 mins

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The Supreme Court today struck down restrictions on the total that any person can contribute to all federal candidates for office. Today's decision left intact the cap of $2,600 per election that a contributor to give to any single candidate for federal office, but it invalidated the separate limit on how much can be contributed to all federal candidates put together — $48,600. The law was challenged by the Republican Party, and Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon--who argued that the contribution ceilings were an unconstitutional restriction on his free expression.

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