February 24, 2014 •
US Supreme Court Ruling on Aggregate Limits of Political Contributions May be Coming Soon
A United States Supreme Court ruling deciding the constitutionally of aggregate limits on federal campaign contributions may be issued as early as this week.
The case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, seeks to allow Shaun McCutcheon to make political contributions to several federal candidates exceeding the two-year aggregate limit set in 2 U.S.C §441a(a)(3)(A). The plaintiff argues the limit is unconstitutional because it violates a citizen’s right to speak and to associate with not just any candidate, but every candidate of his choosing.
The Supreme Court decided to grant a review of the case in February 2013 and oral arguments were made on October 8, 2013.
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