Statement By A.G. Schneiderman On Today's Victory For New York State'S Campaign Finance Laws
NEW YORK - Today, Judge Paul A. Crotty of the Southern District of New York denied a preliminary injunction request by the New York Progress and Protection PAC against New York State's restriction on individual political contributions exceeding $150,000. The New York Attorney General's office, representing the State Board of Elections, argued against the injunction and in defense of New York's campaign finance laws.
In response to today's ruling, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said:
"Today's ruling is a clear victory for those who believe that every voter should have an equal voice in our democracy, and that New York's campaign finance law is unquestionably constitutional. Campaign finance laws protect the integrity and fairness of elections and help ensure that individuals - not wealth or corporations - are represented in our system of government."