Conn. Groups Plan Rally Over Campaign Finance Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Union members and activists are planning to rally outside the federal courthouse in Hartford as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the first major campaign finance case since the Citizen United ruling in 2010.

The groups include Common Cause of Connecticut, the AFL-CIO, The League of Women Voters of Connecticut, the Connecticut Citizen Action Group and The Sierra Club. They plan to gather at 11 a.m. on Tuesday to protest what they call “big money” in politics.

The justices in Washington, D.C. are considering whether to undo some limits on contributions from the biggest individual donors to political campaigns. On Tuesday, they’re scheduled to hear arguments in a dispute between the Obama administration and Republicans, who are challenging the contribution limits as a violation of First Amendment rights.

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