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U.S. Supreme Court Discussing Spending Limits

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(WLNS) - The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday morning in a case that challenges current campaign financial limits.

The case seeks to lift the overall cap individuals can contribute in one election cycle.

Right now $123,200 is the maximum an individual can give to federal candidates or party committees.

Supporters say current laws limit free speech, but the government argues limits help prevent political corruption.

"Being able to spread your political messge is extremely important and it's fundamental. That is why it is the first amendment," said Shaun McCutcheon, Businessman, Republican Activist.

"The way the law works is you can give the maximum amount to 18 different candidates and then you cap out he says I should be able to give to 30 different candidates if I want," said Jan Crawford, CBS News, Legal Correspondent.

The court isn't expected to issue it's decision until next year.

 

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