Gorsuch dissents as Supreme Court upholds ban on big-money gifts to parties

WASHINGTON — New Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joined Clarence Thomas in dissent Monday when the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a Republican Party lawyer seeking to strike down limits on big-money contributions to political parties. By a 7-2 vote, the high court upheld limits set in the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002. The dissent by Gorsuch…