Alito Decries 'Wild Hypotheticals' In Campaign Finance Case

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT) -- U.S. Solicitor General Donald J. Verrilli Jr. urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to affirm aggregate limits on individual donations to candidates running for federal office, saying they combat corruption, but the argument drew sharp criticism from Justice Samuel Alito, who accused Verrilli of “wild hypotheticals."

Verrilli squared off before the nation's highest court with counsel for Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon and the Republican National Committee, whose closely watched appeal challenges a September 2012 decision that upheld caps on the aggregate amount an individual can...
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