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Zimmerman v. City of Austin, Texas

Two campaign finance rules that Austin, Texas imposes on candidates, banning them from fundraising except in the 180 days before an election and requiring them to spend or return all but $20k of their campaign funds after election, violate the First Amendment, says the Fifth Circuit. Another provision, capping individual contributions to a candidate at $350, passes muster, however.


Tags: 2018, Campaign Finance, Fifth Circuit, First Amendment

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