July 29, 2014 •
Wyoming Group Sues To Remove Aggregate Contribution Limit
A libertarian group has filed a lawsuit in federal court to remove the state’s aggregate limit on political contributions. The Liberty Group, on behalf of Dan and Carleen Brophy, sued Secretary of State Max Maxfield claiming the state’s aggregate limit of $25,000 per two-year cycle unconstitutionally restricts free speech.
The state has declined to follow Maryland and Massachusetts in issuing orders not to enforce state law following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
In June, a majority of the Joint Corporations, Appropriations, and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee voted to order staff to draft a bill repealing a new limit for PAC contributions as well as the existing aggregate limit.
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