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    April 2, 2014   BY Mark Sherman, Associated Press 

    The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, as well as to parties and PACs, without worrying that they will violate the law when they bump up against a limit on all contributions, set at $123,200 for 2013 and 2014. Continue reading

  • June 25, 2007  

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday on three First Amendment cases dealing with a high school student, campaign ads and faith-based initiatives. Legal expert Marcia Coyle talks about their implications. Continue reading