Breaking: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Austin, Texas Low Campaign Contributions Case, Takes No Action on North Carolina Gerrymandering Petition

With no noted dissent, the Supreme Court has turned down a cert. petition in the Zimmerman campaign finance case from Austin Texas. I flagged this case (along with a Montana case that the Court will consider taking up in January) as significant challenges to the existing constitutional structure governing campaign contributions. This is good news for those who support reasonable limits on money in elections.

The Court also took no action in the North Carolina partisan gerrymandering case. I think the Court is almost certainly going to take up that case, but we may not get this news until the next scheduled conference order list in early January.

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