US Appeals Court Upholds Illinois Campaign Finance Limits

(AP) A Federal Appeals Court has upheld Illinois’ campaign contribution limits. The 7th Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the time limits set in a 2009 law do not violate First Amendment free-speech rights. Illinois Liberty PAC filed a lawsuit in 2012. It challenged the campaign-finance limits imposed following scandals involving now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.