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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Federal appeals court struck down Wisconsin campaign finance law
Kyle Webster at 12:00 AM ET

On December 12, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit struck down a Wisconsin law [PDF] prohibiting people from donating more than $10,000 a year to political action committees (PACs). The successful challenge [PDF] came from the Wisconsin Right to Life and the Wisconsin Center for Economic Prosperity on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment. Campaign finance reform continues to be a heavily contested issue in the US. In November 2012, Colorado and Montana [PDFs] passed ballot measures encouraging state legislators to limit corporate contributions to campaigns.

Read an overview of US Campaign Finance in Features.

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