Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Whittemore verdict: Citizens United allows big PAC donations, but individual donations still capped

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But some experts said Friday that the McCutcheon focuses on total contributions to all federal candidates, not individual donations to single candidates, so the high court may not talk about the concerns in the Whittemore case.

“There is certainly chatter that the case could put individual contribution limits — the limits that say any person cannot give more than $2,500 to a candidate each election — on shaky ground,” said Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles who specializes in campaign finance law.

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