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U.S. District Court Enjoins Minnesota Campaign Contribution Limit

On May 19, U.S. District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank, a Clinton appointee, enjoined a Minnesota campaign contribution limit. Minnesota campaign finance laws say that after a candidate has received a certain number of large contributions, then future campaign contribution limits to that candidate are reduced to only 50% of the original individual limit.

For example, the first twelve donors to a candidate for state legislature may contribute a maximum of $1,000, but then the next donor may only contribute $500. Seaton v Wiener, cv14-1016. The basis for the decision is the recent U.S. Supreme Court McCutcheon decision. Thanks to Rick Hasen for this news.

One Response

  1. Baronscarpia

    Anybody got change for a fifty? I’ll take three tens, a five, and fifteen opinions on which federal business regulations ought to be eliminated entirely to keep the Koch brothers happy.

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