- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Cases against dozens of candidates and committees suspected of violating Arizona’s election laws have been dismissed due to a federal judge’s ruling that invalidated a key campaign finance statute.

Ryan Anderson, a spokesman for Attorney General Mark Brnovich, told the Arizona Capitol Times (https://bit.ly/1iasPaJ) notices were issued in August informing about 82 committees and candidates that they would be cleared of any penalties in the outstanding complaints.

The majority of cases stemmed from the 2014 election cycle and involved those who didn’t file required finance reports.

The dismissals come months after U.S. District Court Judge James Teilborg ruled in December that the state’s definition of a political committee was unconstitutionally vague.

The Attorney General’s Office is asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the ruling.


Information from: Arizona Capitol Times, https://www.arizonacapitoltimes.com

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