High court overrules limit on local campaign funding

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities can't limit local political spending, saying a law curbing campaign contributions is a ''significant restraint'' on free speech.

The justices struck down a Berkeley, Calif., ordinance limiting to $250 the amount of money a person could contribute to influence a ballot proposal.

The Supreme Court also ruled that public defenders can't be sued by indigent clients accused of crimes for defenders' alleged violations of constitutional rights.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK