A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that a state can limit how much political candidates can spend, even if they are not receiving public funding. Lawyers in the Vermont case said the question ultimately will have to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 1997 Vermont law limiting spending by gubernatorial candidates to $300,000.
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