Washington (CNN) The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in a case involving the use of campaign funds to repay personal campaign loans, dealing the latest blow to campaign finance regulations.
The court said that a federal cap on candidates using political contributions after an election to recoup personal loans made to their campaign was unconstitutional.
"In striking down the law today," she wrote, "the Court greenlights all the sordid bargains Congress thought right to stop. . . .
In allowing those payments to go forward unrestrained, today's decision can only bring this country's political system into further disrepute.".
At oral arguments at the Supreme Court, the conservative justices seemed skeptical of the government's claims that the law serves a purpose of fighting corruption.
While He could have been repaid in full by campaign funds if the repayment occurred 20 days after the election.
"But it seems to be more of a death by a thousand cuts instead of a body blow.". »