The U.S. Supreme Court blocked Arizona's Clean Elections system from distributing matching funds, throwing a number of high profile campaigns into disarray just weeks before candidates were to start receiving money.
Arizona officials have told the U.S. Supreme Court that it's too late in the current election cycle to block payment of extra campaign money to publicly funded candidates.
Arizona officials face a Monday morning deadline to file a response to a request asking the U.S. Supreme Court payment to block the state's payment of extra campaign money to some publicly funded candidates.
With less than a month to go before Clean Elections candidates start getting matching funds, the Goldwater Institute is falling back on its last line of defense to scrap the public financing system for the 2010 elections.
Three U.S. Court of Appeals judges in San Francisco listened to arguments Monday over a lawsuit challenging whether matching funds provided through Arizona's Clean Elections law are constitutional.
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to lift a stay blocking implementation of a judge's order that overturns a key part of Arizona's public campaign financing system.
Arizona political candidates who chose to run their campaigns with public money might have made a foolhardy decision.
Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker is leaving the governor’s race for the only Republican primary in Arizona that may be even more crowded – the 3rd Congressional District.
A federal judge on Jan. 15 said it won’t be long before she officially determines that matching funds are unconstitutional. Still, the system might remain in place while the state and supporters of publicly funded campaigns contest her decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Proponents of publicly funded elections will appeal to U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver to allow the distribution of matching funds to publicly funded candidates for legislative and statewide offices in 2010.
Nearing the 5:00 end-of-the-business-day deadline, Circuit Court Judge Roslyn Silver issued a proposed order banning matching funds. But it isn't the final word on whether the funds will be passed out to Clean Elections candidates in 2010.