Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Campaign Contributions

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Supreme Court justices ruled in a 5-4 vote today to strike down regulations that restrict the overall amount of money individuals can donate in political contributions to candidates, political parties and political action committees.

The high court did not strike down the limits on individual contributions to candidates for candidates for president or Congress, set at $2,600 per election.

Slate legal affairs editor Emily Bazelon joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the decision.


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