Souter’s Retirement: New Dawn for Golden Age of Political Speech?

dawnEliza Newlin Carney of National Journal discusses the future of campaign finance regulation at the Supreme Court minus Justice David Hackett Souter.

What worries lawyers defending the existing regulations is not that the Roberts court will overturn the campaign finance rules wholesale. Rather, they foresee the Supreme Court continuing its pattern over the past two years of chipping away at the building blocks of the current campaign finance regime. These include contribution limits, disclosure requirements and the ban on direct corporate and labor expenditures, which some warn are now under siege.

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