NC NAACP Head Protests Campaign Cash At High Court

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of North Carolina’s NAACP is planning to be in Washington as the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case about big money in elections.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the Rev. William Barber is planning to speak at a rally Tuesday at the Supreme Court.

The justices will hear arguments Tuesday in a dispute between the Obama administration and Republicans who are challenging the contribution limits placed on the biggest individual givers to political campaigns as a violation of First Amendment rights.

Supporters of campaign finance laws say the case poses a threat to the contribution limits that Congress first enacted in 1974, in the wake of Watergate abuses.

Republican activists want the court to overturn the $123,000 limit for a two-year federal election cycle.

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