Supreme Court leans toward lifting limits on overall giving by biggest campaign contributors

  • Article by: MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 8, 2013 - 2:55 PM

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to free big individual donors to give more money to political candidates in the court's first major campaign finance case since the justices took the lid off of independent spending in 2010.

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vlombardyOct. 8, 13 7:26 AM

The Supreme Court knows who runs the country and is primarily interested in protecting their interests. The Citizens United decision removed any doubt about this. So I would be surprised if the owners of the country are in any way prohibited in using their wealth to exercise their power. It is a shame--and certainly shortsighted--that the common good of society has little to do with their agenda.

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texas_technomanOct. 8, 1312:56 PM

Best government money can buy!

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ericgus55Oct. 8, 13 1:52 PM

Unfortunately for the future of democracy, invalidating the contribution limits is the next logical step. If corporations/unions are persons and money is speech, then the first Amendment pretty much dictates that there can be no limits. It's sad, but this was an inevitable conclusion.

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vlombardyOct. 8, 13 7:02 PM

The Constitution and 1st amendment protects free speech. It does not protect paid speech.

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