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Alaska’s Campaign Contribution Limits Partially Overturned

Aug. 2, 2021, 6:34 PM

Three provisions of an Alaska law limiting campaign contributions are unconstitutional, including $500 caps on individual contributions to candidates and certain groups, a divided Ninth Circuit panel said after the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back for reconsideration.

In addition to the individual caps, the appeals court overturned a limit on how much a candidate could receive from nonresidents, citing Citizens United v. FEC and other Supreme Court decisions.

The provision left standing in the July 30 opinion was a political party’s $5,000 limit on funding a municipal candidate. All three members of the U.S. Court of Appeals ...

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