Courthouse News Service: Campaign-Contribution Ceilings Upheld

Daniel Staples
Nov 29, 2017

Upholding contribution ceilings in federal election law, the en banc D.C. Circuit rejected claims Tuesday from Florida voters who wanted to forgo campaign donations in the primary season to double up in the general election.


The Campaign Legal Center, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, applauded the court’s decision.

“The court was right to uphold contribution limits,” Tara Malloy, senior director of appellate litigation at the Campaign Legal Center, said in an email. “Reasonable limits in election spending are necessary so government doesn’t just respond to wealthy donors and special interests when it should be responding to all Americans.”

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