Back in October, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, a case that challenged the cap on how much money individuals can give, in total, to federal candidates, party committees, and political action committees (PACs) each election cycle.
As Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said at the time: "If this effort succeeds, and individuals are permitted to pour $3.5 million each into next year's congressional elections, democracy will have lost. More political power will be consolidated into fewer hands. The well-off and well-connected will have even greater access to those who can craft policies that benefit them, while the impact of the average American's voice is further diminished."
It was that sense of urgency that brought out activists and advocates for a rally on the steps of the Court on the day oral arguments were heard.
Check out this video of the rally:
Click here to read what some of the justices said about the case. And click here for what members of Congress, lawyers and scholars, and advocates had to say in the lead up to the oral arguments being heard.