On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for donors to give more money directly to congressional candidates, mirroring a similar decision from 2010 with the Citizens United case. Supporters say the ruling protects the free speech rights of donors, while critics fear it will give wealthy individuals more influence in politics. We’ll discuss the ruling and look at its potential impact on state and national races.
Joel Richard Paul, professor of law at University of California Hastings Law School
Allen Dickerson, legal director of the Center for Competitive Politics
Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics and OpenSecrets.org
David McCuan, professor in the Department of Political Science at Sonoma State University