Damon Root: Campaign Finance and Affirmative Action Rulings Coming Soon from SCOTUS


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In October 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a pair of cases dealing with two of the most contentious issues in modern American politics: campaign finance and affirmative action. In anticipation of the Supreme Court's forthcoming decisions in these hot-button cases, Senior Editor Damon Root offers a quick primer on the legal issues at stake in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.