A federal judge has rejected New York State’s limit on contributions to independent political action committees.
Manhattan federal Judge Paul Crotty ruled Thursday that the $150,000 cap violates a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited spending in elections. He added that he disagreed with the high court’s decision but had to comply.
His ruling allows unlimited contributions to independent groups known as super PACs that aren’t officially affiliated with a candidate or political party.
A federal appeals court in October stopped enforcement of the cap after a challenge from the conservative group New York Progress and Protection PAC.