Jacob Sullum on Why SCOTUS Should Overturn Limits on Campaign Contributions


Alabama Republican Party

McCutcheon v. FEC, which the Supreme Court heard yesterday, involves one particular aspect of campaign finance regulations: the overall limits on how much one person can give to candidates, parties, and political committees during an election cycle. But Senior Editor Jacob Sullum says the case gives the Court an opportunity to reconsider the illogical constitutional line it drew nearly four decades ago between campaign spending and campaign contributions.