McCutcheon v. FEC
The Supreme Court is on the brink of doubling down on the Citizens United decision's shameful legacy. If the Court sides with the plaintiff in McCutcheon v. FEC and overturns aggregate contribution limits, a single individual could spend as much as $3.6 million on a single election -- enough to buy the attention of the President and every single member of Congress.
Our current contribution limits don't threaten anyone's speech; today's donors can give over $120,000, more than twice what the average American family makes in a year. McCutcheon would add to a string of rulings that have enabled a few wealthy superdonors to buy as much influence as they can afford -- shutting the rest of us out in the process.
A bad decision in McCutcheon would put the Court's seal of approval on a system of legalized bribery. It would underscore the compelling case for a constitutional amendment making it clear that Congress and the states can limit campaign spending.