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Supreme Court ruling removes limits on campaign finance contributions

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will argue to the Supreme Court that limits on campaign contributions is a violation of free speech rights.
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) argued to the Supreme Court that limits on campaign contributions is a violation of free speech rights.

In a 5-4 vote this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal limits on overall campaign finance contributions. The ruling allows donors to give more directly to candidates and extends the 2010 Citizens United ruling.

In a 5-4 vote this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal limits on overall campaign finance contributions. The ruling allows donors to give more directly to candidates and extends the 2010 Citizens United ruling. 

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For more on exactly what this decision means, and the effect it could have on this year's election, we're joined by Jessica Levinson, who teaches campaign finance at Loyola Law School.

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