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Supreme Court lifts overall limits on
congressional campaign donations

Los Angeles Times, by David G. Savage

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Posted By:earlybird, 4/2/2014 12:05:33 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday freed wealthy donors to give more money directly to congressional candidates, extending its controversial 2010 Citizens United decision that opened the door for unlimited independent spending on political issues. In a 5-4 decision, the court’s conservative majority struck down Watergate-era aggregate limits that barred political donors from giving more than $123,000 a year in total to candidates running for seats in the House of Representatives or Senate. The court said this limit violated the free-speech rights of the donors, and it was not needed to prevent “corruption” of the political process.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/2/2014 12:12:26 PM     (No. 9794491)

SCOTUS has futher labeled McCain as an anti-American freedom squelcher.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 4/2/2014 12:18:43 PM     (No. 9794498)

Boy, can´t wait to see Piglosi unleash her flying monkeys which will join Hitlery on her broom for a real extravaganza. This decision should send the fascist into a mood of panic not witnessed in human history.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Buzzman, 4/2/2014 12:23:51 PM     (No. 9794505)

OK. Who´s up for a game of "Name That Justice"?

Sad state of the Scotus when we already know it was decided along party lines.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cThree, 4/2/2014 12:25:57 PM     (No. 9794508)

As Conan the Barbarian said, almost, answering the question, What is best in life?

Conan: To crush left-wingers, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

Of course, the true-blue lefties are imagining this will kick-start their crusade for public financing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 4/2/2014 12:36:48 PM     (No. 9794528)

The dems are the ones most likely to benefit from this.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/2/2014 3:07:07 PM     (No. 9794779)

Can`t wait to hear Reid and Scheumer accuse the Koch Bros of owning the Supreme Court.

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