Court of Appeal Holds that Regulation Limiting Campaign Contributions Drafted by the California Fair Political Practices Commission Conflicts with the Political Reform Act
In Citizens to Save California v. California Fair Political Practices Commission, the Court of Appeal upheld the trial court's ruling in favor of plaintiffs, campaign committee and candidate, which challenged a regulation promulgated by the California Fair Political Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to limit campaign contributions.
Specifically, the Court agreed with the trial court which concluded that plaintiffs would likely prevail on their claims that the regulation was unconstitutional and exceeded FPPC's statutory authority. Also, because the trial court believed that plaintiffs would otherwise suffer irreparable harm because of the regulations negative effect on plaintiffs' First Amendment rights, the court granted a preliminary injunction pending trial.
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