Hatch on Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Finance Limits
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today praised the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which found that limits on the total amount of money donors can give to all candidates, committees, and political parties violate the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech. Hatch has long argued that such limits on campaign contributions are inconsistent with an individual’s rights to political speech guaranteed under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“Today’s decision is a victory for all Americans and for the free speech protections that individuals of every political stripe hold dear,” Hatch said. “I’m pleased the Supreme Court recognized that unreasonable restrictions on aggregate political contribution limits unjustly intrude on each citizen’s ability to exercise the most fundamental First Amendment activities. Today’s decision will help ensure the robust political participation and debate that our nation’s Founders envisioned.”