2d Circuit Issues Important Campaign Finance Decision Affirming Constitutionality of NY “Pay to Play” Rules, Ban on Entity Contributions

The opinion is here [updated link].  See also this Thomson Reuters report.  Among other things, the opinion (1) confirms that lower level scrutiny applies to laws regulating contributions even after Citizens United (“Since the Supreme Court preserved the distinction between … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Eighth Circuit Upholds Minnesota Ban on Direct Corporate Contributions to Candidates, Minnesota Corporate IE Disclosure Rules

In Minnesota Citizens Converned for Life, Inc. v. Swanson, the Eighth Circuit unanimously upheld a district court’s decision not to preliminarily enjoin Minnesota’s ban on direct corporate contributions. (One of the three judges wrote separately to question whether the Supreme … Continue reading

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