Big win: Appeals court enjoins NY campaign law

October 24, 2013

A three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted CIR’s motion for a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of New York’s campaign contribution limits on independent campaign committees.  The court found that CIR is likely to prevail on the merits, which is the primary requirement for

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CIR files expedited appeal in campaign finance case

October 18, 2013

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held a hastily scheduled hearing today to consider CIR’s appeal of District Court Judge Paul Crotty’s denial of CIR’s earlier motion for a preliminary injunction barring enforcemeent of New York’s unconstitutional contribution limits on independent campaign committees.  CIR’s client, the New

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CIR Challenges New York Campaign Limits

October 04, 2013

Empire State campaign finance laws violate constitution

Washington, D.C.— With a month to go before New York City’s mayoral election, the Center for Individual Rights (CIR), co-counsel in the New York Progress and Protection PAC’s (“NYPPP”) recent suit challenging New York’s campaign finance law, today blasted the New York State Board

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CIR files suit challenging New York campaign limits

October 04, 2013

CIR filed suit on behalf of behalf of the New York Progress and Protection PAC (“NYPPP”), an independent election committee that wants to run ads in support of conservative candidates in New York, including Republican candidate Joe Lhota in New York City’s current mayoral campaign. Inexplicably, New York limits “contributions” —

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New York’s campaign finance limits are illegal

October 02, 2013

New York Post (opinion)

October 2, 2013

by Terence J. Pell

Get ready to see a major New York campaign-finance rule get tossed out by the courts.

The state’s limit on PAC donations, even when the PAC is spending independently of a campaign, is plainly unconstitutional.

For more than a quarter century, courts have been

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