U.S. Supreme Court loosen restrictions on campaign donations

By WEEK Producer

U.S. Supreme Court loosen restrictions on campaign donations

April 2, 2014 Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 5:52 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court has further loosened the reins on the role of money in politics.

Wednesday, in a 5-to-4 vote, the court struck down restrictions on the grand total that any one person can contribute to candidates for federal office.

The decision still calls for a $2,600 cap per election that a contributor can give to any individual candidate.

However, it eliminates a separate limit of $48,600 every two years that donors were allowed to give all federal candidates put together.

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