The Wisconsin Right to Life State Political Action Committee won a sweeping victory today in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals which allows our organization to accept unlimited contributions to carry out our election work.
The Wisconsin Right to Life State PAC challenged a state law which limits individuals’ total annual contributions to PACs and candidates to $10,000. In its brief, Wisconsin Right to Life State PAC asked the three-judge panel to enter a permanent injunction in our favor. In a unanimous decision, a permanent injunction was issued “enjoining the enforcement of section 11.26(4) as applied to contributions to independent-expenditure committees.” The decision does not apply to political action committees that give contributions to candidates or political parties, only to those that act independently of candidates or political parties.
This victory is one more in a series of wins for Wisconsin Right to Life and the Wisconsin Right to Life State PAC in the areas of free speech and election law. We acknowledge the brilliant work done by our attorneys allowing Wisconsin Right to Life and its entities to significantly contribute to the state and national dialogue on speech and elections.