9th Circuit blocks enforcement of campaign limits
Amanda Bronstad

A federal appeals court has granted the Republican Party of San Diego’s request to block enforcement of a city ordinance restricting campaign contributions by political parties in the June 8 primary elections.

The Republican Party of San Diego, along with several other plaintiffs, brought a lawsuit challenging five provisions of the city of San Diego’s campaign finance ordinance that they claimed violate the First Amendment. The case has attracted amicus briefs from the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which supports the plaintiffs, and Common Cause, which backed the city.

U.S. District Judge Irma Gonzalez of the Southern District of California granted a preliminary injunction on Feb. 16 blocking the city from enforcing parts of the ordinance, including a prohibition on candidates accepting contributions from political parties. However, the judge stayed the injunction to give the city time to redraft that part of the ordinance.

Read more.

Post comment

Forbidden Bookshelf

Forbidden Bookshelf

“While We Were Sleeping”

While We Were Sleeping is an urgent call to save Greenwich Village from New York University's uncontrolled expansion.

Click here to donate to NYUFASP and receive a copy of "While We Were Sleeping: NYU and the Destruction of New York" (minimum donation to receive a book is $10 plus $8 shipping).

Orwell Rolls In His Grave, featuring MCM – Buy the DVD

About News From Underground

News From Underground is a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller, a Professor of Culture and Communication at NYU. It is based on his belief that academics, like reporters, have a civic obligation to help keep the people well-informed, so that American democracy might finally work.

If you'd like to receive updates delivered to your inbox daily, sign up for News From Underground Alerts:

Help News From Underground!

Message from Mark: "I am a one-man operation, although assisted greatly by some volunteers, and, now and then, by people paid by others for one-time projects. There is no shortage of skilled, dedicated folks out there who want to help me. There is, however, nothing I can pay them with, unless you decide you can contribute something."

Please donate via the PayPal button above or via PayPal by email to: markcrispinmiller@gmail.com

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Popular Posts


Need a bigger font size?

Sponsored Links

  • Your link could be here too, contact us for pricing details.