Supreme Court sides with Sen. Ted Cruz in campaign finance case

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2022
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The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority sided with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, ruling that a federal ban on outsiders repaying a candidate's campaign loan to himself after an election violates the constitutional guarantee of free speech.

The vote was 6-to-3, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority opinion.

Cruz challenged a federal law that has been on the books for 20 years. It bars federal candidates from raising more than $250,000 after an election to repay loans that the candidate made to his own campaign.

Roberts' majority...

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