Can States Limit Campaign Contributions?  Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC {2000)
Can States Limit Campaign Contributions?

Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC {2000)

Campaign finance laws attempt to prevent wealthy individuals and organizations from exercising undue influence in elections and on public officeholders. However, in Buckley v. Valeo, 1976, the Supreme Court struck down several limits on campaign contributions as violations of the 1st Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech. Does that decision mean that States cannot limit campaign contributions?
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