Mont. Campaign Donation Limits Kept In Play By 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Montana federal judge’s ruling that the state’s campaign donation limits were unconstitutionally low — a decision that could have opened the floodgates for potentially unlimited donations to political candidates in the state.

The Ninth Circuit panel granted Montana officials’ emergency motion for a stay pending an appeal of U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell’s Oct. 3 decision barring the state from enforcing its limits on individual and political committee contributions. Judge Lovell had ruled the limits were unconstitutionally...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lair et al v. Motl et al

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


Charles C. Lovell

Date Filed

September 6, 2011


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