Wednesday, April 2, 2014

READ: Arizona Supreme Court Issues Opinion On Why Higher Campaign Contribution Limits OK

(UPDATE, 10:15am: The Arizona Supreme Court's decision was on a 3-2 vote.  Justice Ann Scott Timmer wrote the majority's opinion, joined by Justices Robert Brutinel and John Pelander.  Vice Chief Justice Scott Bales wrote the dissent for himself and Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch.)

Arizona's Supreme Court also issued a key campaign finance opinion this morning, in Clean Elections v. Bennett.  The Court already has ordered (in December) that an injunction in the case should be vacated, allowing much higher campaign contribution limits passed by the Legislature last year - HB2593 - to go into effect for this year's campaign

(Read the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.)

(Guest Analysis on timing coincidence of the Arizona and U.S. Supreme Court opinions, lack of coincidence in subject matter.)

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