Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits On Campaign Contributions

Source:  Ariane de Vogue / ABC News


In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today struck down aggregate contribution limits imposed on individuals wishing to donate to federal candidates and party committees.

“There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the opinion.

He added, “Money in politics may at times seem repugnant to some, but so too does much of what the First Amendment vigorously protects.”

Roberts reiterated that today’s decision deals with aggregate limits and not base limits on contributions from individuals to candidates

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