Supreme Court to Hear Campaign Finance Appeal

1 decade 1 year 3 months ago Thursday, June 21 2007 Jun 21, 2007 Thursday, June 21, 2007 10:21:27 AM CDT June 21, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Supreme Court considers today whether changes to Missouri's campaign finance laws are constitutional. Legislators last year changed laws governing how candidates raise money. The measure removed individual contribution limits but also barred politicians from raising money during the legislative session. It runs annually from early January through mid-May. A candidate for a state House seat challenged the law. A Cole County judge in March upheld the removal of contribution limits but tossed out the ban on fundraising during the session. The judge also tossed a couple sections forbidding certain people from running for office. Both sides appealed the ruling. But the attorney general's office did not challenge the judge's decision tossing the fundraising ban.

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