The last U.S. Supreme Court decision to have a major impact on campaign finance was "Citizens United", a decision that led to the rise of so-called "Super PACs" across the nation, including in Illinois. As IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports, another high-profile case before the court Tuesday has activists on alert.
The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform's David Morrison says he did not pay all that much attention back in 2010 when the Citizens United case was argued in Washington. The case asked if corporations could give cash to federal candidates. Illinois already allowed that, so it was presumed the case wouldn't have an impact.