Pa. Limits On PAC Donations Voided Due To Citizens United

By Kelly Knaub (August 14, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday permanently struck down a state campaign finance law that had banned corporate and labor groups from donating more than $250 to expenditure-only political committees, after a Democratic super PAC argued that the statute was unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge William W. Caldwell granted General Majority PAC's bid to convert the preliminary injunction entered in March into a permanent one, agreeing with the group that the state prohibition on political spending violated the First Amendment in the wake of the landmark 2010 U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United decision.

"In Citizens United, the Supreme Court made it clear...

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