Justices bore into validity of Arizona election-finance law

Question whether reduces corruption

Justice Sotomayor questioned that logic: “There was no evidence … that any candidate stopped speaking because of or stopped collecting because of this. So exactly what is the burden?”

The hearing on Arizona Free Enterprise v. Bennett, 10-238, and McComish v. Bennett, 10-239, combined two challenges to the Arizona law, which was approved after massive corruption scandals shook the state in the late 1990s.

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