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  1. Parties React to SCOTUS Strike-Down of Political Donation Cap

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the unconstitutionality of the total limit on the amount of money an individual donor can give to political parties. The decision has prompted vocal reactions on both sides of the aisle. While Republicans praised the ruling as a preservation of individual freedom, the Democrats were quick to bash it. They said it will increase the political power of America’s 1 percent. Campaign finance reform advocates have also protested, warning that allowing a single donor to contribute as much as $3.5 million will lead to increased corruption.

    Sources: Mother Jones, New Yorker, Politico, NYT

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