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Supreme Court Ends Cap On Campaign Contributions

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(WLNS) - The campaign season is heating up and for many people, they're thinking of who they will be supporting.

For those that want to show support financially, there is no longer a limit on how much you can donate.

In a 5 to 4 ruling the U.S. Supreme Court ended the overall limit on campaign contributions from any one person.

Before the ruling people could only give $123,000 during a campaign season.

The Supreme Court says that violated the first amendment's right to free speech.

Contributions will be subject to disclosure under federal law.

The White House disagrees with the decision, but republicans say it's the right move.

"What I think this means is that freedom of speech is being upheld. You all have the freedom to write what you want to write. Donors ought to have the freedom to give what they want to give," said Rep. John Boehner (r), Ohio, Speaker of the House.

 

The justices did leave in place the limits a person can contribute to individual candidates. That limit stays at $5,200.

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