Wednesday, October 09, 2013

McCutcheon v. FEC

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in McCutcheon v. FEC, a case challenging the constitutionality on limits on the amount of lawful campaign contributions a person can make. My take on the issue is here at US News' Debate Club.  The other side's view is a bit more popular.

1 comment:

John Mitchell said...

It could be argued that money does not equal free speech from a purely textualist point of view; yet, since the 1970's, it appears that espousers of this judicial philosophy feel differently when it comes to aggregate donor contributions.

A week before the 2012 election, Frontline's Kai Ryssdal exposed the direct link between “independent” 501(c)(4)'s that use candidates as fronts to push the agenda of secretive sponsors of these 501(c) (4)'s through "individual bundling", contrary to the doubts that Justice Scalia expressed regarding any connection between 501(c) (4)'s and the political parties.