CIR Wins Summary Judgment in New York Campaign Limit Challenge

April 28, 2014

Federal District Judge Paul Crotty today granted CIR’s motion for summary judgment against New York’s unconstitutional limits on campaign contributions to independent campaign committees.  Judge Crotty ruled from the bench during oral argument in New York Protection and Progress PAC v. Walsh, a case in which CIR is representing a PAC that

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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 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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