In the News: Washington Examiner: Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision strengthens First Amendment rights

By Tyler Martinez

A big part of politics is getting together with people who agree with you about government and want to do something about it.

Maybe that’s one reason why the Democrats and Republicans are called “political parties.” A Supreme Court decision last week struck a big blow for your First Amendment right to get together with like-minded candidates.

The case, McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission, struck down the aggregate contribution limits — meaning that so long as a contributor stays within the base candidate contribution limits (currently $5,200 per candidate for an election cycle), he may give to as many candidates as he likes.

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.