December 15, 2015 •
Austin, Texas Campaign Finance Rules Challenged
On December 14, testimony was heard in a case in U.S. District Court challenging the city of Austin’s campaign finance ordinances. City councilman Don Zimmerman originally brought the lawsuit last summer alleging the city’s blackout period for fundraising and the political contribution limits are unconstitutional violations of free speech. The trial being conducted before U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel is expected to conclude this week.
Photo of Austin, Texas skyline at night by Argash on Wikimedia Commons.
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