Undermining the Foundations of American Democracy: Supreme Court Abolishes Campaign Contribution Limits

Written by on April 2, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Politics with 0 Comments

The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Wednesday in McCutcheon v. FEC overturned a law that allowed the federal government to cap how much an individual could give to multiple federal candidates and committees in a single campaign cycle. The $123,200 overall limit for total contributions to campaigns, parties, and PACs will no longer be in effect, although contributions to individual candidates remain limited to $2,600. Potentially opening the door to a flood of cash from wealthy individuals, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the dissenting opinion, stating that this ruling “perhaps devastates, what remains of campaign finance reform.” Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses the Supreme Court's ruling with MSNBC's Ronan Farrow.  In the 2nd video (see below), RT's Lindsay France looks into this historic ruling.  Read more: How The Supreme Court Just Legalized Money Laundering By Rich Campaign Donors

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