US Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Limits On Campaign Contributions

April 02, 2014

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Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt another blow to legal limits on campaign contributions. In a 5-4 ruling Wednesday morning, Justice Anthony Kennedy joined with the court’s conservatives to strike down the aggregate limits on campaign contributions. In English, that’s the cap on how much total money you can donate to candidates and committees during a two year campaign cycle. While caps on individual donation amounts are in still in place, the move will allow donors to give overall to more candidates and causes.

Sam Wercinski, executive director of the Arizona Advocacy Network and political consultant Sean Noble talked about the decision.