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

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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

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

Ted Cruz.

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


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Elon Musk’s Kid , Wants To Change Their Name , To Cut Ties With Father. Reuters reports that Musk's transgender daughter has filed a request to change both her name and birth certificate. . Formerly Xavier Alexander Musk, the request has been issued to reflect her gender identity and to disassociate herself from her father. I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form, Elon Musk's daughter, via court documents, as reported by Reuters. Reuters reports that the court documents can be viewed via PlainSite.org. but her new name has been redacted. Her mother, Justine Wilson, divorced Musk in 2008. Details of the exact issues that have caused a rift between Musk and his daughter are unclear. Reuters reports that Musk touched on the topic of transgender people in 2020. I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare, Elon Musk, via Twitter. Last month, Musk also revealed his support for the Republican Party which has adamantly fought to limit transgender rights throughout the country.

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