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The consequences of loosening the aggregate limit could be dire, re-creating "the system of legalized bribery that existed prior to the Watergate campaign finance scandals," warns Fred Wertheimer of the progressive group Democracy 21.
Oct 9, 2013 Los Angeles Times
added Oct 9, 2013 22:39
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "The bottom line here is that if we do not want to move this nation to an oligarchic form of society, where a handful of billionaires can determine the outcome of these elections, then it is imperative not only that we overturn Citiz
Oct 9, 2013 Democracy Now!
added Oct 9, 2013 22:30
PATRICE: McCutcheon Oral Argument: Or, Justice Scalia Explains How $3.5 Million Isn’t That Much Money
1. The oral argument revealed how incredibly dumb the legal landscape becomes under the logic of Citizens United. If you haven’t been following McCutcheon, it’s basically the next logical step in the incremental dismantling of the campaign financing law
Oct 9, 2013 Above the Law (blog)
added Oct 9, 2013 22:28
This “money takes all” environment for elections leads to a government that is less and less representative of small-business owners — and anyone else who hasn't bought their way into the club.
Oct 9, 2013 Crain's Chicago Business
added Oct 9, 2013 22:26
Is the Supreme Court going to invalidate campaign finance laws further in the aftermath of its 2010 decision in Citizens United?
Oct 9, 2013 The Daily Beast
added Oct 9, 2013 22:22
because Super PACs are largely funded by wealthier donors, the aggregate caps would destroy the influence and impact of smaller donors in a variety of political arenas, while allowing larger donors to increase their influence in the political process; thi
Oct 9, 2013 Pointoflaw.com (Walter K. Olson blog)
added Oct 9, 2013 22:19
So should the Supreme Court uphold personal limits on campaign contributions? Here is the Debate Club's take:
Oct 9, 2013 U.S. News & World Report
added Oct 9, 2013 22:10
A sharply-divided US Supreme Court engaged in a pointed debate on Tuesday over whether limiting the total amount of money an individual can give to federal candidates and political committees violates the free-speech rights of would-be campaign contributo
Oct 9, 2013 Christian Science Monitor
added Oct 9, 2013 16:58
Today's argument in McCutcheon over whether aggregate limits ... state parties and hundreds of candidates already transfer large sums of money to each other, using the national party groups as hubs.
Oct 9, 2013 Opensecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)
added Oct 9, 2013 16:55
What the aggregate limits do is not limit how much you can give to a particular candidate, but limit how many candidates you can support in an effective way," says James Bopp, McCutcheon's lawyer. Not so, say defenders of the aggregate limits.
Oct 9, 2013 National Public Radio (NPR)
added Oct 9, 2013 16:49