SCOTUS strikes down political donor limits

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Supreme Court has scrapped the limit for how much people can donate to political campaigns in a single election season. In a five to four vote, the Supreme Court loosened restrictions on the number of political donations given.

The justices still left in place

limits on individual contributions to any one congressional or presidential candidate. That limit is $5200.

Republicans call the Supreme Court's decision on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy.

Delia Goncalves reported Wednesday morning on what this means and how it will impact the 2014 campaign season.


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