Supreme Court strikes down aggregate political contribution limits

The Supreme Court, in McCutcheon v FEC, has issued a ruling striking down the aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions under the Federal Election Campaign Act. By a five-to-four decision, the court found the restrictions to be a violation of First Amendment rights. Prior to the decision, individuals could contribute up to $48,600 (£29,300) to all political candidates and $74,600 to all political action committees and parties over a two-year election cycle period…

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