U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates "Aggregate" Contribution Limits

U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates "Aggregate" Contribution Limits

Apr 02, 2014


Brownstein Client Alert, April 2, 2014

This morning in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the “aggregate” contribution limits in federal campaign finance law. Under the ruling, major donors will be permitted to contribute greater aggregate sums to candidates, parties, and PACs. Because the “base” contribution limits survive the opinion, however, federal elections will still rely heavily on expenditures from outside organizations like super PACs and 501(c)(4)s.

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