Invitation to All Points: Campaign donations and free speech

04/06/2014 12:00 AM

04/04/2014 8:19 PM

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down aggregate limits on how much money an individual may give to political campaigns and parties (the 2014 limit had been $123,200 for the two-year election cycle) but left in place the $5,200 maximum contribution to any single campaign. The majority framed its opinion as protecting freedom of speech.

Should we be more focused on protecting the political system from the uneven influence of money or on the freedom of individuals to use their money in the way they wish?

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