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Voter-Approved Cap on Out-of-State Campaign Donations Struck Down in Alaska

November 28, 2018 / James Brooks

A federal appeals court has ruled against a portion of Alaska’s campaign finance limits, saying a $3,000 cumulative cap on out-of-state contributions to candidates violates the First Amendment. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld other parts of the campaign finance law, including a limit of $500 per person per candidate, a $500 contribution limit for non-political-party groups, and a limit on how much money a political party can give to a candidate.