Big win: Appeals court enjoins NY campaign law

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 a preliminary injunction.  Coming twelve days before New York’s mayoral election, today’s ruling means that CIR’s client, the New York Progress and Protection PAC can run advertisements in support of Joe Lhota. You can read the Second Circuit opinion here.

Photo: Shaun McCutcheon NYP3’s primary benefactor