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Attorney General Reviews Campaign Finance Case

The Missouri Attorney General's Office is reviewing an appeals court ruling against a state ban on donations from one political action committee to another.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that the ban on PAC-to-PAC giving unconstitutionally violates committees' right to free speech.

Attorney General's Office spokeswoman Mary Compton in a Monday statement said the office is reviewing the ruling and deciding how to proceed. State attorneys represented the Missouri Ethics Commission in defending the ban on PAC-to-PAC donations.

A U.S. district judge last year had blocked that ban and several other limits on political donations adopted by Missouri voters in 2016. The goal was to limit the role of money in politics.

The $2,600 contribution limit to individual candidates at the heart of the constitutional amendment still is in place.