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Behind the Ted Cruz Campaign Finance Ruling (Podcast)

May 20, 2022, 7:10 PM

The US Supreme Court’s latest decision chipping away at campaign finance reform was a victory for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who challenged a limit on what candidates can recoup when loaning their campaigns money.

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University of Iowa law professor Derek Muller joins Bloomberg Law’s “Cases and Controversies” podcast to review the May 16 decision striking down another provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act.

Muller explains how the issue of campaign finance splits the justices along ideological lines and what future challenges might come before the conservative-majority court.

Host: Kimberly Robinson

Guest: Derek, Muller, University of Iowa

Producer: David Schultz

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