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9th Circuit Panel Upholds Hawaii Ban on Campaign Contributions by Government Contractors

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A important unanimous decision by Judge Fisher (joined by Kozinski and Watford) in the 9th Circuit as a challenge to the federal contractor ban remains pending. The 9th Circuit held the ban satisfied exacting scrutiny, even after Mc...

Breaking News: Eighth Circuit Upholds Minnesota Ban on Direct Corporate Contributions to Candidates, Minnesota Corporate IE Disclosure Rules

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In Minnesota Citizens Converned for Life, Inc. v. Swanson, the Eighth Circuit unanimously upheld a district court's decision not to preliminarily enjoin Minnesota's ban on direct corporate contributions. (One of the three judges wro...

Federal Court Strikes Some, Upholds Other Austin TX Campaign Finance Limits

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

More news from Texas! Base limits upheld, aggregate limits not reached temporal limits and disbursement requirements struck down … Continue reading ?

In Major Victory in Case with National Significance, Ninth Circuit on 2-1 Vote Upholds Montana Contribution Limits; Judge Bea Would Appear to Hold All Limits Unconstitutional

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In Lair v. Motl, a case I have been closely watching, the Ninth Circuit on a 2-1 vote reversed a district court decision and upheld Montana’s contribution limits. The case is of course important to Montana, but it has national … Con...

Breaking News: En Banc DC Circuit Strikes Down Federal Individual Contribution Limits to Independent Expenditure Committees, Upholds Disclosure Requirements

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You can find the unanimous opinion of the court in v. FEC here....


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