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Legal experts say the McCutcheon ruling will void similar campaign finance laws in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Continue reading

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From George Washington to Shaun McCutcheon, a timeline of America’s history of political money games. Continue reading

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Heather Gerken tells Bill that McCutcheon is likely to encourage the richest Americans to invest even more heavily in tilting the playing field in their favor. Continue reading

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The conservative justices, who often justify their rulings as true to the founders’ intentions, chose to ignore those same intentions on McCutcheon, writes Lawrence Lessig. Continue reading

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Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that the ruling “creates huge loopholes in the law” and “undermines, perhaps devastates, what remains of campaign finance reform.” Continue reading

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Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: lobbyist-donors and their top recipients, how Microsoft is wooing politicians and the FEC’s dysfunction. Continue reading

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This infographic from the Communications Workers of America makes plain why we should all be paying attention to McCutcheon v. FEC, a Supreme Court case that many are calling Citizens United 2.0. Continue reading

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