Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Washington: 9th Circuit upholds decision overturning $800 contribution limit for recalls

The 9th Circuit Court overturned Washington State's $800 contribution limit. The decision notes the tenuous connection between the recall and a candidate seeking to replace the recall candidate. A key point to the ruling is that in Pierce County the replacement candidate is appointed by governmental entities, not elected by the voters. Here's an earlier discussion.

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