Supreme Court Steps in Again

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday temporarily blocked the state of Arizona from releasing funds to publicly financed candidates for state offices, pending a high court review of a legal challenge to Arizona’s 12-year-old system. Supreme Court Steps in Again

Email date: 6/9/10

Supreme Court to look at 12-year-old Arizona campaign reform
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday temporarily blocked the state of Arizona from releasing funds to publicly financed candidates for state offices, pending a high court review of a legal challenge to Arizona’s 12-year-old system. As we reported in an E-Lert in late May, a federal appeals court had unanimously upheld the law. For more on the Supreme Court's order, go here and here.

This development has significant implications for Wisconsin because our new law creating publicly financed state Supreme Court elections contains the same feature that is being challenged in the Arizona case.