In 2010, the same court ended limits on corporations and unions when it comes to independent campaign spending. The so-called Citizens United case opened the door to the creation of Super PACS, which can spend an unlimited amount of money as long as they don't coordinate directly with a candidate.
This case involves the overall limits on an individual's candidate and group contributions.
According to the Times, it "challenges only aggregate limits — overall caps on contributions to several candidates or committees — and does not directly attack the more familiar basic limits on contributions to individual candidates or committees."
In the Alabama case, the plaintiff argues that the two-year $46,200 limit for contributions to multiple candidates and $70,800 limit for contributions to groups are too low.
Should the law limit the total of what one person can contribute to a wide variety of candidates and groups?
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