July 18, 2011 •
Judge Halts Enforcement of Washington Recall Campaign Contribution Limits
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan has issued a preliminary injunction barring the state from enforcing campaign contribution limits with respect to an effort to recall the Pierce County assessor. Washington restricts contributions to recall campaigns to $800 or less, though political parties and their official committees may contribute more.
In his decision Judge Bryan stated “the public interest in upholding free speech and association rights outweighs the interest in continued enforcement of these campaign finance provisions.”
Enforcement of the recall campaign contribution limits is enjoined pending a trial over whether the limits are constitutional.
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