The Senate approved a massive rewrite of Arizona’s campaign finance laws over Democratic opposition on both the substance of the bill and what they said was a total disregard by the Secretary of State’s Office about their concerns.Read More »
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Pundits have alternatively saluted and denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this month striking down aggregate campaign contribution limits as unconstitutional. Few, however, have addressed the decision’s impact on states, candidates, and contributors in years to come.Read More »
Bush v. Gore is the ultimate example of politics and law intersecting and it shows how lawyers can affect an election in a dramatic way. But in Arizona, every election cycle brings its own set of controversies to be settled in the courtroom.Read More »
Supreme Court campaign finance case could change Arizona elections
While Arizona’s higher campaign contribution limits hang in the balance, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court might achieve what the state law’s supporters seek – give people the ability to contribute more to their favorite politicians and allow candidates to raise bigger amounts from backers.
New campaign finance laws could restore clout of business community
Business interests that once served as the gatekeepers of Arizona’s elections may be regaining some of the clout they lost during the Clean Elections era.
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.