McComish v. Bennett: Respondent Clean Elections Institute's merits brief

Feb 14, 2011

Merits brief by Respondent Clean Elections Institute, Inc. As explained in the brief, the triggered matching funds provision of Arizona’s public financing law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 16-952, provides candidates who choose to accept public funding, abide by expenditure limits, and forgo private contributions with limited supplemental public funds based on campaign spending by their privately financed opponents and independent expenditure committees. Thus, the question presented is whether this triggered matching funds provision, which serves to combat corruption and expand electoral speech and competition in a viewpoint neutral and fiscally responsible way, is constitutional?

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