Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Campaign Money

sctThe Politico’s Kenneth Vogel examines how Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor might look at cases involving the First Amendment and money in politics.

Sotomayor brings hands-on experience to the issue from her four years of experience on the New York City Campaign Finance Board, an independent, nonpartisan city agency created in 1988. One of the first members appointed to the board by then-Mayor Ed Koch, Sotomayor helped implement—enthusiastically, according to her cohorts—one of the most comprehensive campaign finance laws in the country. 

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