More Supreme Court Articles

  • Shaun McCutcheon, focus of Supreme Court case, to be on 'Meet the Press'

    This week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of McCutcheon in his case against the Federal Election Commission.

  • Critics attack Chief Justice John Roberts' opinion that the Internet will safeguard against campaign corruption

    Critics of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' majority opinion that struck down overall limits on campaign contributions say he was wrong to assume the Internet is a sufficient substitute for government regulation. Roberts, who wrote the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v....

  • Lifting campaign spending limits helps democracy

    The Supreme Court's decision last week in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, eliminating the total limit that an individual can contribute in an election cycle to candidates and party committees, amounts to a shot of adrenalin to American democracy.

  • McCutcheon ruling likely to change little in campaigns' strategies

    The Supreme Court's ruling this week allowing individuals to donate money to an unlimited number of candidates or party committees initially led to fears that the campaign-finance floodgates would burst open. “The last thing the middle class needs right now is more money in politics," said...

  • High court stays case over New Mexico investments

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court has temporarily put on hold a lawsuit by a state agency seeking to recover money for investment deals it contends were influenced by political considerations during former Gov. Bill Richardson's administration. The Supreme Court issued a stay...

  • Nancy Pelosi: Democrats won't jump to take advantage of new campaign donor limits

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested that her Democratic Party won't actively take advantage of new rules allowing individuals to donate more money to political campaigns, calling such a move "exploitation" of the electoral system. "Just because the ante is raised for everyone does not...

  • Obama keeps silent about campaign finance ruling at high-dollar fundraiser

    With top Democrats decrying the Supreme Court's campaign finance ruling Wednesday, President Obama took a different course, choosing not to mention it at all in his speech before a group of wealthy donors.

  • Supreme Court campaign finance decision empowers donors who prefer candidates over parties

    When the Supreme Court issued its McCutcheon decision on campaign finance law Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was unsparing with criticism: “All [the decision] does is take away people's rights,” he said, “because, as you know, the Koch brothers are trying to buy...

  • Aggregate campaign contribution limits do not prevent corruption, Supreme Court rules

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Citing corruption as a non-issue, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down overall campaign contribution limits. In the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission, the court’s conservative justices banded together in a 5-4 vote, ruling that donors,...

  • Rabbi loses court case over frequent flier miles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled Wednesday against a Minnesota rabbi whose frequent complaints about an airline got him tossed out of its frequent flier program. The court dismissed a lawsuit from Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg over Northwest Airlines' decision to strip...

  • Supreme Court hears arguments in software patent case

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that, some argue, could prove significant for inventors, small businesses and the nation’s economy. Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International and CLS Services Ltd. challenges software...

  • Supreme Court strikes down limits on campaign contributions

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the overall limits that wealthy donors can contribute to political campaigns, a victory for anti-regulation conservatives who saw the caps as a serious restriction on free speech rights. The justices, in a 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. the Federation...

  • White House 'disappointed' by Supreme Court ruling on donor limits

    The White House on Wednesday criticized a Supreme Court decision that struck down overall limits on political contributions from individuals. “We are, in fact, disappointed by the decision that was announced today,” said White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest to reporters aboard...

  • The Supreme Court campaign finance decision for dummies

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court released another ruling on campaign donations. Naturally, those who fundraise off the idea that donating to campaigns equals more free speech for the wealthy were apoplectic.

  • Supreme Court voids overall contribution limits

    The Supreme Court has struck down limits in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.



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