Wednesday’s 5-4 ruling on political contributions in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is considered by some legal experts to be a companion to the court’s 2010 ruling, called Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
The earlier decision threw out limits on what any individual can give to federal candidates over a two-year election cycle. Wednesday’s majority opinion, by Chief Justice John Roberts, said those caps infringe on free-speech rights and are not justified by a governmental interest in combating political corruption. Justice Stephen Breyer‘s dissent, joined by the rest of the liberal wing, said the aggregate cap fights corruption.
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