November 26, 2019 •
Supreme Court Questions Alaska Contribution Limit
The U.S. Supreme Court is raising doubts about Alaska’s $500-a-year limit on contributions to political candidates.
The justices are ordering a lower court to take a new look at the issue.
The court says in an unsigned opinion on Monday that federal judges who rejected a challenge to the contribution cap did not take into account a 2006 high court ruling.
The 2006 ruling invalidated low-dollar limits on political contributions in Vermont.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a separate opinion expressing that Alaska’s reliance on the energy industry may make the state unusually vulnerable to political corruption and justify the low limits.
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