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Clean Elections Commission will continue contribution limits suit (access required)

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The Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted to continue its fight against new campaign contribution limits in lower court after the Arizona Supreme Court rejected the case. The commission on Thursday voted 3-2 to re-file the lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court and seek an injunction against HB2593. Without a court order blocking the law from going into effect, the dramatically higher contribution limits will go into effect on Sept. 13.

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High court won’t weigh in on new campaign limits (access required)

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The Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept a case challenging the state’s new campaign contribution limits.

In a Tuesday afternoon order, Justice Robert Brutinel wrote that the court would not accept a petition for special action filed by opponents of HB2593, who hoped to bypass the lower courts and go straight to the Supreme Court. Brutinel did not elaborate on the high court’s reason for declining jurisdiction in the case.

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Law increasing judicial nominees challenged (access required)

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Battle over how judges are appointed could resurfaceFour members of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments today filed a lawsuit with the Arizona Supreme to block a law that gives the governor more nominees for appointing judges from taking effect.

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