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Supreme Court begins new term with campaign finance reform

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 - 00:42

Oct. 8 - Justices to decide whether to lift limits on campaign donations from the biggest contributors. Linda So reports.

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Holding up an American flag taped with dollar bills, protesters stood outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. They held signs demanding big money out, voters in. This, as justices hear a case that could have huge implications for political campaigns. Oral arguments will be given in McCutcheon versus the Federal Election Commission - a case that seeks to lift limits on how much an individual donor can contribute to a political campaign. Right now, any one person cannot spend more than $123,200 on candidates and committees during a two year federal election cycle. Justices are expected to issue a ruling on the case sometime next year.

Supreme Court begins new term with campaign finance reform

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 - 00:42

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