The income threshold – currently set at $ 2,700 per person per vote – was raised in a 1976 Supreme Court case called Buckley v. Valeo confirms, and they have remained intact, though the court has subsequently struck down a number of other states
Kavanaugh's comments will raise questions during his confirmation hearings by Democrats supporting the regulation of electoral campaign funding. The publication of the documents is also likely to trigger complaints from critics of Kavanaugh who argue that they need more time and more access to the thousands of pages of his e-mails in the Bush Library.
"Judge Kavanaugh's views on campaign funding are already well known," said Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court Judge and Professor at the Law School of the University of Texas. "But these e-mails indicate he would cut those rules further than the court has done so far, and it's hard to imagine that this will not be a bone of contention at the confirmation hearing next week."
The documents were released on Friday The night before a three-day weekend, they provide an e-mail exchange between Kavanaugh and Helgard Walker, who also worked in the Bush White House.
"I've heard very few people say that the boundaries of posts for candidates are unconstitutional for one tends to think that these borders have some constitutional problems," Kavanaugh wrote in an e-mail dated March 6, 2002
"If he took this position as a judge on the Supreme Court, he would vote to lift the long-established precedent," said Fred Wertheimer, who supports the limits of campaign finance and president of a nonprofit group called Democracy 21
"The Reasons for Contest Restrictions on Candidates Are to Prevent Corruption – If Kavanaugh Against Co By limiting debt he would be ready to open the door to massive corruption of our elected officials," he said.
The documents had already been submitted to the Senate justice committee on a "committee confidential" basis. Chairperson Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, sent a letter to his colleagues last week, saying he would consider requests from members who would use confidential documents during the hearings, as long as the requests were "reasonable". are.
The documents in question were requested by Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, following a publication by the Judiciary Committee.