United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the aggregate contribution limits that apply to individuals on constitutional grounds in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.    The opinion can be found here and the link to the FEC litigation page containing the case history and briefs can be found here.

The case’s significance lies is the narrowing of the Court’s definition of corruption and the appearance of corruption to quid pro quo corruption, not in the practical effect the holding will have on money in politics.

I will be posting on this case later.  In the meantime, listed are links to some of the articles discussing the decision:

National Journal

New York Times

Washington Post

 

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