High court won't block Maine campaign law

AP News
Posted: Oct 22, 2010 6:46 PM
High court won't block Maine campaign law

The Supreme Court has turned down a request to block key portions of a Maine campaign finance law that provides matching funds for candidates and a $750 limit on contributions to candidates for governor.

The court acted Friday on a challenge from Respect Maine Political Action Committee and a Republican state lawmaker.

Earlier this year, the justices intervened in a similar dispute over matching funds for candidates in Arizona.

Justices Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia said they would have blocked Maine's provision on giving taxpayer money to some candidates.