It has been three years since the United States Supreme Court handed down their landmark decision in Citizens United v. The Federal Election Commission which opened up more free political speech to Americans. Now the nine justices will hear another free political speech case in McCutcheon v. The Federal Election Commission this fall.
At issue in McCutcheon is the aggregated election cycle limits on the amounts that individuals may lawfully contribution to Federal candidates, political party committees, and other political committees. The law currently limits not only the amounts that an individual may contribute to a single candidate or a particular political party or other political committee such as a Political Action Committee, but also the total amounts that an individual may contribute during a two-year election cycle to all candidates, political party committees, and other political committees.
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