Persistence in “Clean Elections” challenge is welcomed
Tim Keller executive director of the Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter, has said:
“Arizona’s so-called ‘Clean’ Elections Act allows the state to enter the political debate, place its thumb on the scales, and tip the balance in favor of taxpayer-financed candidates.”
The Institute for Justice has filed papers with the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona renewing a First Amendment challenge to the scheme on behalf of Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the case, Martin v. Brewer, in August, and sent it to the district court to decide whether the system is unconstitutional.