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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Reaction to Supreme Court Decision

The Lede is following reaction to the Supreme Court’s campaign finance decision on Wednesday, striking down limits on federal campaign contributions for the first time. As our colleague Adam Liptak reports, the ruling, issued near the start of a campaign season, will change and most likely increase the role money plays in American politics.

Auto-Refresh: ON Turn ON Refresh Now Feed Twitter 11:24 A.M. RNC statement: “Important” First Step.

The Republican National Committee, which brought the case along with Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman, released a statement that said:

“Today’s court decision in McCutcheon v F.E.C. is an important first step toward restoring the voice of candidates and party committees and a vindication for all those who support robust, transparent political discourse. I am proud that the R.N.C. led the way in bringing this case and pleased that the court agreed that limits on how many candidates or committees a person may support unconstitutionally burden core First Amendment political activities. When free speech is allowed to flourish, our democracy is stronger.”

â€" David Joachim