US Supreme Court hears key campaign finance case: McCutcheon vs FEC
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10/08/13 Seán Kinane
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Tags: Campaign finance, FL PIRG, Supreme Court, Citizens United, PIRG, McCutcheon vs FEC

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Dalyn Houser from FL PIRG


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Despite the partial federal government shutdown, the U.S. Supreme Court is in session.

Tuesday they’re hearing what could become a landmark campaign finance case known as McCutcheon vs. FEC. It’s a challenge to limits on contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns. Supporters of campaign finance laws say the case poses a threat to the contribution limits that Congress first enacted in 1974, in the wake of Watergate abuses.

WMNF spoke with Dalyn Houser, a program associate with the Florida Public Interest Research Group.





information from the Associated Press was used in this report

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