Writes the NY Times: "It looks as though the “super PAC” era is coming to New York. A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that a conservative group supporting Joseph J. Lhota, the Republican nominee for mayor of New York City, can immediately begin accepting contributions of any size because New York State’s limit on donations to independent political committees is probably unconstitutional."

The Second Circuit opinion came down yesterday and a summary of the case, worked on by Pace Law 3L student Jeffrey Peters, is available online. Pace Law serves as the law school covering the Second Circuit each day, but its particularly great that our students are working on these cases and, thus, deserve a shout out. The court decision media alerts pages can be found at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/justice_center/federal_judicial_improvements/mediaalerts/2ndcircuit.html.