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Court ready to lift campaign lids

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared likely today to throw out caps on some contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns.

The court’s conservative justices voiced repeated skepticism about overall limits on what individuals may give in a two-year federal election cycle.

Chief Justice John Roberts, possibly the pivotal vote in the case, said that telling an individual he can give the legal maximum of $2,600 per election to only a handful of candidates for Congress “seems to…

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