US Supreme Court Rules on Campaign Loan Repayment Limits, a Victory for Sen. Ted Cruz
US Supreme Court Rules on Campaign Loan Repayment Limits, a Victory for Sen. Ted Cruz

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NBC News reports the United States Supreme Court ... ... nixed federal restrictions on political candidates who self-finance their campaigns.

The ruling is a win for Senator Ted Cruz, the Republican from Texas who challenged the restrictions.

Ruling 6-3, the court says the law, enacted in 2002, was a direct violation of a candidate's free expression.

The U.S. Supreme Court said as money buys candidates the ability to spread their message.

Limiting a candidate's expenses implicates the First Amendment.

According to NBC News, Cruz self-financed $260,000 for his re-election campaign in 2018.

The senator went above financial campaign limits to trigger a Supreme Court response.

US Chief Justice John Roberts said such limits on self-financing increased the risk that candidates wouldn't be repaid if they loaned their campaigns too much.

That risk in turn may deter some candidates from loaning money to their campaigns when they otherwise would, reducing the amount of political speech, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court's majority, via NBC News