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American Politics Just Got a Little More Corrupt Thanks to Ted Cruz and John Roberts

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

As it wrestles with one of its most turbulent terms in decades, the Supreme Court on Monday did something all too familiar: It struck down part of a campaign-finance law that sought to limit the corrupting influence of donor cash in American politics. The court's 6-3 majority in Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate-yes, that Ted Cruz-made it easier for wealthy Americans to help elected officials repay their personal loans to their campaigns after they have won. The decision followed the court's well-trod path of disfavoring efforts to rein in the influence of the wealthiest...
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