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The Salt Lake Tribune Quotes Matthew Sanderson on McCutcheon Ruling

April 3, 2014, The Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake Tribune spoke with Matthew T. Sanderson concerning the recent Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission that struck down aggregate contribution limits. The ruling allows a donor to support any number of candidates or causes, though individual limits still remain. For the complete article, please visit The Salt Lake Tribune's website.

Excerpt taken from the article.

Campaign-finance attorney Matthew Sanderson said the ruling could be a step toward eliminating individual-donation limits, particularly when this decision is read in conjunction with the Citizens United ruling that allowed unlimited contributions to super-PACs, which are not supposed to coordinate directly with candidates.

"It does spell, very subtly, doom for the other contribution limits that are still on the books," said Sanderson, an attorney at Washington, D.C.-based Caplin & Drysdale, who is a Utah native.


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