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Justices Hear Arguments on Campaign Finance Law

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Justices Hear Arguments on Campaign Finance Law

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Justices Hear Arguments on Campaign Finance Law

Justices Hear Arguments on Campaign Finance Law

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The Supreme Court holds a special session to hear oral arguments on the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. Supporters say the law, which bans unregulated soft-money donations to political parties, helps reduce the influence of money in politics. Opponents argue it restricts free speech, shifts power away from parties and violates the sovereignty of state law. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.