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Recommended Reading: McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission

“Whose expression is at stake when most people couldn’t even come near the limit?” asked Ginsburg. Scalia retorted, with his famous jolt of sarcasm, “I assume a law that only prohibits the speech of two percent of the country is okay.”
added Oct 10, 2013 03:56

Preview: 'Citizens United' -- The Sequel

Moyers talks with Yale Law School election and constitutional law professor Heather Gerken who warns that McCutcheon has the potential to be even worse than Citizens United. Political parties pay attention
added Oct 10, 2013 03:51

EDITORIAL: Uphold direct campaign donation limits: Our view

irate voters may decide that public financing and full disclosure are effective routes to good government. Both have passed the court's scrutiny. But until that happens, limits on donations remain a bulwark against bribery, legal and otherwise. The court
USA Today
added Oct 10, 2013 03:49

BOPP: Strike aggregate limits: Opposing view

the Supreme Court has repeatedly rejected the government's attempt to "mute the voices of affluent persons (to) equalize the ability to affect elections." And as to quid pro quo corruption, while the FEC agrees that contributing to nine candidates is non
USA Today
added Oct 10, 2013 03:46

WILL: Supreme Court can rescue another freedom in a campaign cash case

Congress, not content with having decided — no one knows how — how much is too much to give to a candidate, has decided how many candidates are too many candidates to support.
Human Events
added Oct 9, 2013 22:44
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SIDES: The Supreme Court might strike down overall contribution limits. And that’s okay.

if McCutcheon is successful the campaign finance system might even become better in terms of transparency and promoting moderation in the nation’s politics.
Washington Post
added Oct 9, 2013 22:43
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HILTZIK: The next Citizens United case?

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.
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 9, 2013 22:39

VIDEO; Supreme Court Weighs Limits on Individual Campaign Donations

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
Democracy Now!
added Oct 9, 2013 22:30
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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
Above the Law (blog)
added Oct 9, 2013 22:28

[Illinois] BORRIS: Small business can't stomach 'super-sized' donor influence

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.
Crain's Chicago Business
added Oct 9, 2013 22:26
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