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Arizona panel appeals campaign contributions ruling

PHOENIX — A state commission is appealing a judge’s ruling that allows
higher limits on campaign contributions to take effect.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that the Court of
Appeals scheduled Oct. 9 oral arguments on the appeal filed by the Arizona
Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

The commission oversees Arizona’s public campaign financing system and it
contends that the new law allowing bigger contributions violates a
constitutional protection for voter-approved laws.

Judge Mark Brain of Maricopa County Superior Court last week ruled otherwise
and he denied the commission’s request for a preliminary injunction to bar
implementation of the higher limits.

The law took effect Sept. 13.


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