Court strikes down Alaska's campaign contribution limit for individuals
August 5, 2021
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 i...