11.29 political law links

CHALLENGE REJECTED. JAX. “In a case brought by a Florida couple, a federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a challenge to a campaign-finance law that places limits on contributions in primary and general elections.” IFS has the opinion and more here.

PROTECT SPEECH PLEA. EFF. “As Congress and the Federal Elections Commission explore ways to counter foreign influence in U.S. elections through greater campaign finance disclosures, EFF has filed comments reminding policy makers of the danger of going too far.”

CT: FINANCING FIGHT. COU. “Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim, who served nearly seven years in prison on federal corruption charges, will appear before a federal judge Wednesday in an effort to overturn a state law that bars anyone guilty of a public corruption felony from getting public campaign financing.”

ID: BILL TO REVISE. IDE. “Idaho lawmakers are slated to reconvene in Boise in January, and they’ll hear a proposal to increase the state’s disclosure requirements for political candidates.”

NM: CAN USE FUNDS. NMPR. “A federal judge said U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce can use money raised for federal office in his campaign for governor, giving his campaign a big boost.”


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