The Supreme Court seems a bit skepitcal about Vermont’s campaign finance law which places $200-$400 individual contribution limits on most races.:
Justice Anthony Kennedy called the regulations “highly restrictive.” Chief Justice John Roberts questioned whether the limits could be justified because of fears of possible political corruption in the state.
Roberts asked Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell, defending the campaign finance limits, how many political corruption cases he has prosecuted. Sorrell said none. Roberts then asked whether Sorrell would describe the state as “clean” or “corrupt.”
If SCOTUS decides they way they should in this case, perhaps it may be time for them to revisit the McCain-Feingold Bill.