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March 14, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

Federal judge rules against part of Illinois campaign finance law

Sun-Times/

A federal judge yesterday struck down two pieces of a 2009 Illinois law designed to cap campaign contributions, a ruling one government watchdog said will “open the door to a risk of corruption.” U.S. District Judge Marvin Aspen sided with Personal PAC, the abortion-rights group that argued the state campaign-finance law violated its free-speech protections in the U.S. Constitution. 

Related:
  • Federal judge opens door to Illinois Super PACs [Clout Street]
  • Judge Rejects State Law Restricting PAC Fundraising [CBS Chicago]



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