High Court Grapples With Campaign Finance Limits

Law360, New York (September 9, 2009, 7:16 PM EDT) -- In a closely watched dispute that could have broad implications for political campaign contributions, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Citizens United’s case that is challenging as unconstitutional the U.S. government’s restrictions on corporations and labor unions’ financing of campaigns.

Several conservative justices appeared concerned that campaign spending limits may be overly broad and may infringe on free speech rights as Citizens United argued, while certain liberal justices, including recently confirmed Justice Sonia Sotomayor, seemed more hesitant to overturn court precedents that have...
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