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Supreme Court strikes down aggregate political contribution limits

C. Michael Gilliland

C. Michael Gilliland,

Washington, D.C.

James M. Wickett

James M. Wickett,

Washington, D.C.

Michael Bell

04 April 2014
Today the Supreme Court, in McCutcheon v. FEC, issued a ruling striking down the aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions under the Federal Election Campaign Act. By a 5-4 decision, the court found the restrictions to be a violation of First Amendment rights. Prior to today’s decision, individuals could contribute up to US$48,600.00 to all political candidates and US$74,600.00 to all political action committees and parties over a two-year election cycle period. Also, individuals were limited to a total of US$123,200.00 per election cycle to all candidates, political action committees, and party committees. The Supreme Court’s decision today strikes these limitations.

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C. Michael Gilliland

C. Michael Gilliland,

Washington, D.C.

James M. Wickett

James M. Wickett,

Washington, D.C.

Michael Bell

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