Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Illinois Review: Personal PAC is absolutely right ... this time

Illinois Review: Personal PAC is absolutely right ... this time

Illinois Review siding with Personal PAC. Per the Trib via IR in the link above,
An abortion rights group filed a federal lawsuit today seeking to strike down a portion of the state’s campaign finance law that limits how much donors can give to political action committees.

Personal PAC argues that the limits are unconstitutional and violate the First Amendment, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Courtcase that found expenditures independent of political candidates can’t be regulated.

“The Supreme Court changed the rules of the game,” said Juliet Berger-White, an attorney representing Personal PAC. […]

Terry Cosgrove, president and CEO of Personal PAC, said the $10,000 donation limit has meant the organization has lost out on more than $100,000 in donations it would use to support candidates who support abortion rights in Illinois.

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