En Banc Eighth Circuit Upholds Minnesota Judicial Election Restrictions [corrected headline]

How Appealing:

“Appeals court restores MN judicial election rules”: The Associated Press has a reportthat begins, “A deeply split federal appeals court restored Minnesota’s restrictions on fundraising and endorsements by judicial candidates on Tuesday, reversing an earlier decision that held the state’s rules unconstitutional on free-speech grounds.”

And Terry Baynes of Reuters reports that “8th Circuit upholds judicial campaign restrictions.”

You can access today’s en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.

My earlier coverage of the original three-judge panel’s ruling from July 2010 can be accessed here.


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