U.S. Supreme Court declines to review financial limits for Akron campaigns
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday opted not to review the strict campaign finance restrictions approved by Akron voters in 1998 -- meaning those long-abated rules might finally go into effect for this year's city elections.
Because the case never actually went to trial -- U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster found the charter change had constitutionality problems and threw it out before a trial -- the case may end up back before the judge for trial preparation.
The limits, should they go into effect, would impose some of the most stringent limits in the country -- $100 for individual contributions to council candidates, $300 for at-large council and mayoral candidates and a $25 cap for cash contributions.
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