Supreme Court decision to have major implications for state and local campaign finance

Local limits on campaign funding will be easily challengeable in court

On April 2, the Supreme Court removed restrictions from campaign finance laws, removing the limits of the total amount of money that a donor can provide to candidates as well as state and local political committees. And while many people are focused on the potential implications for a Presidential race, it could be those state and local contributions that have the greatest effect.

According to Reuters, 12 states and Washington D.C. have laws on the books limiting contributions to candidates and parties. However, even though the Supreme Court decision only dealt with federal contributions, those state and local limits can now be easily challenged in lower courts.

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