Court strikes down Alaska's campaign contribution limit for individuals

JUNEAU (AP) - A divided federal appeals court panel has struck down several campaign contribution caps in Alaska, including a $500-a-year limit on what an individual can give to a candidate for the Legislature or governor.

The decision, released last Friday, also struck down a $500-a-year limit on individual contributions to non-party groups and the $3,000-a-year cap on total nonresident donations a legislative candidate can raise.

It upheld as constitutional a $5,000 limit on what political parties can contribute to municipal candidates.

A statement from the Alaska Department of Law said it h...


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