Ninth Circuit Amends Opinion on Washington Contribution Limits

Back in January, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction against enforcement of Washington’s $800 limit on contributions to political committees supporting the recall of a state or county official.

Today, the Ninth Circuit issued an amended opinion in Farris v. Seabrook, along with an order denying the petition for panel rehearing or rehearing en banc.

I’m not going to take the time to analyze the first opinion (I assume folks have already done that), but I did take the time to see what it was that the Judges of the Ninth Circuit took the time to amend in response to the petition for rehearing.   Continue reading