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Limit power of money in elections


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 09, 2013

~~<p>The current session of the U.S. Supreme Court could sweep away what protections remain for the average voters' access to the political process. If that sounds like hyperbole, consider what's before the court in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.</p>
<p>The nation's high court on Tuesday heard the arguments in a petition seeking to eliminate limits on how much money can be given in total to federal candidates, as well as to political party committees in a given two-year election cycle. The lead plaintiff is Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman and contributor to numerous campaigns, joined in the lawsuit by the Republican National Committee.</p>
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The current session of the U.S. Supreme Court could sweep away what protections remain for the average voters' access to the political process. If that sounds like hyperbole, consider what's before the court in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.

The nation's high court on Tuesday heard the arguments in a petition seeking to eliminate limits on how much money can be given in total to federal candidates, as well as to political party committees in a given two-year election cycle. The lead plaintiff is Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman and contributor to numerous campaigns, joined in the lawsuit by the Republican National Committee. Login for more...



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