9th Circ. Says Citizens United Bars Wash. Contribution Limit

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday refused to rehear a case prohibiting Washington from enforcing contribution limits on a political committee seeking to recall a county official, citing the Supreme Court's Citizen United finding that such contribution limits are prohibited by the First Amendment.

The appeals court refused to rehear or rehear en banc a case affirming a district court order granting a preliminary injunction to prohibit the state from enforcing its limits on political contributions in a case brought by a political committee that had tried...
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