The admirable Scotus Blog has an excellent summary of yesterday's oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, the Republican challenge to limits on total campaign spending by individuals.
When the argument ended, there was no clear sign of consensus on the Court: although it seems likely that at least five of the nine Justices will strike down one of the aggregate limits, there was a chance that another would survive.Some of the justices, sitting in the midst of the chaos that has descended on Washington, nevertheless seem not to see that unlimited spending by billionaires might pose a clear and present danger, one that resembles falsely shouting fire in a theater, and causing a panic. . . .