Supreme Court agrees with Cruz, strikes campaign contribution restriction

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2022
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The Supreme Court split along ideological lines Monday and agreed with Sen. Ted Cruz’s challenge to a law limiting post-election political contributions to repay a candidate’s loan to his campaign.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) asked the court to take the case, after a three-judge panel in Washington sided with the Texas Republican and said the law unconstitutionally restricts a candidate’s political expression.

The court’s conservatives agreed in a 6 to 3 ruling.

“The government has not shown that [the law] furthers a permissible anticorruption goal, rather than the impermissible objective...

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