City Can Limit PAC Dollars
A federal judge has tossed a challenge brought against San Jose's law limiting candidate donations from political action committees. The ruling will likely have an ...
A federal judge has tossed a challenge brought against San Jose's law limiting candidate donations from political action committees. The ruling will likely have an impact on cases in San Francisco and Oakland, the SF Chronicle reports:
The 1993 San Jose ordinance, approved by the City Council and the voters, sets a $250 limit on individual donations to any independent committee that supports or opposes a candidate for mayor or the council.
A Chamber of Commerce political committee sued to overturn the ordinance and U.S. District Judge James Ware halted enforcement of it in 2006, saying it violated freedom of expression. The committee had accepted contributions well above the $250 limit to oppose Councilwoman Cindy Chavez in the primary election for mayor, a race she ultimately lost to Chuck Reed.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Bank Regulators Are Getting Over Opposition to Marijuana Businesses1 hour ago
Colorado Can't Meet Demand for Driver's Licenses for Immigrants1 hour ago
Why the Autonomous Car Might Never Happen1 hour ago
Michigan Governor Signs Bill Banning Electronic Car Sales1 hour ago
Maine Gov. Paul LePage Hopes to Make History in November4 hours ago
Where Summer Crime Spikes the Most7 hours ago