Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has sided with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in his challenge to a provision of federal campaign finance law.

The 6-3 decision Monday divided the court along ideological lines as the justices agreed that the somewhat obscure section of the law violates the Constitution.

The decision comes just as campaigning for the 2022 midterm elections is intensifying. The case may be important for some candidates for federal office who want to make large loans to their campaigns.

But the Biden administration has said that the great majority of loans candidate make to their campaigns are for less than $250,000 and therefore the provision Cruz challenged does not apply.