Some who felt the law went against the Constitution
Saying limits on money limited free speech too
So the courts kept a limit on how much you can donate
But said spending was umlimited by an outside group or candidate
The case was Buckley v. Valeo which said the First Amendment says you can restrict speech only to limit “corruption” or the “appearance of corruption.” Contribution limits (saying you can give candidate X only $Y) were upheld, but limits on expenditures were struck down. So (1) a candidate can spend as much of his own money as s/he wants, (2) a campaign can spend as much money as they can raise, and (3) individuals can spend as much money independent of a campaign (“independent expenditures”) as they want.
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