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The Supreme Court as of 2010
The Supreme Court continues its quest to eliminate every barrier between money and total influence in American politics:
Further loosening the reins on the role of money in politics, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down restrictions on the grand total that any person can contribute to all federal candidates for office.

Today's decision left intact the cap of $2,600 per election that a contributor to give to any single candidate for federal office, but it invalidated the separate limit on how much can be contributed to all federal candidates put together — $48,600.

So now any given Republican billionaire can give $2,600 to each and every Republican candidate in the country, should he so choose. To say nothing of the outside expenditures already enabled by the Court.
Justice Breyer: "Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard” http://t.co/...
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And isn't that what you like to hear on a Wednesday morning?

You can read the Court's decision here.

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