There’s another development in the long-running legal battle over Vermont’s 1997 campaign finance law. The U.S. appeals court panel in August upheld Vermont’s law restricting campaign contributions. Now the same court wants to look again at the issue.
The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York made waves nationwide on August 7 when it rejected a decision by Judge William Sessions of the federal court in Vermont, who had struck down key parts of the law. Now the same three-judge panel of the appeals court has announced it wants to reconsider its summer decision.
The announcement is being hailed by opponents to Vermont’s campaign finance law, including Vermont Right to Life and the state Republican party.