City of San Diego Seeks Stay, Appeals Portion of Thalheimer Campaign Finance Case

I’ve been reporting on the preliminary injunction decision (and clarification of decision) in the Thalheimer v. City of San Diego campaign finance case. (I am co-counsel for the City in this case.)
As I noted, the Court issued a split decision on Plaintiffs’ challenges. The City has now appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from parts of the adverse portions of these orders. In particular, the City is appealing from the orders preliminarily enjoining enforcement of contribution limitations to independent expenditure committees and enjoining political party contribution limits to candidates.
Just now the City requested a stay of the district court’s order related to the question of contributions to independent expenditure committees (the political party order was already stayed in the court’s original order on the preliminary injunction). At these links, you can read the stay motion and Memorandum of Points and Authorities.

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