Lawsuit revives fears of foreign cash in American politics

Politico: Permanent residents who hold green cards are allowed to contribute to campaigns and make expenditures supporting them. But Bluman and Steiman are temporary residents, and contend in their suit that the foreign contribution ban’s threat of civil or criminal penalties is keeping them “from expressing their political views in any of (those) ways” and represents an “arbitrary and irrational” violation of their First Amendment rights.