Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Money in Politics

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Supreme Court building. (Getty)

Another big scene is coming up in the next term of that nine voice ensemble called the U.S. Supreme Court. The court agreed on Tuesday to hear a case on the limits of campaign contributions made directly to candidates and some political committees.

The question for court watchers: Is this court continuing on a path toward declaring all political money political speech and removing all limits on contributions, or will they finally hint at where Congress might be permitted to regulate election fundraising?

Joining us now is Rick Pildes, professor of constitutional law at New York University.


Richard Pildes

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

When that armored truck from Fort Knox is sitting outside your political Office idling and waiting to see if you are going to pick up those bags of money, or watch the truck take off and go to your competitor, it is hard for the Politician to resist.
No "cap" will help Politicians resist the temptation to take money which would keep his candidacy alive. It will just make him cautious.
"Tell the truck, to come around the back."

Feb. 20 2013 01:12 PM

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