In the matter of the appeal of Earle Asphalt

Supreme Court Decision in Earle Asphalt

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This decision upheld the constitutionality of New Jersey's pay-to-play limitation on campaign contributions.

Earle Asphalt Company challenges to the constitutionality of a 2005 amendment to the Campaign Contributions and Expenditure Reporting Act (Chapter 51), which prohibits any state agency from awarding a contract with a value over $17,500 to a business entity that has contributed more than $300 during the preceding eighteen months to the Governor, a candidate for Governor or any State or county political party committee.

Chapter 51 of the Campaign Contributions and Expenditure Reporting Act is constitutional. The Department of Treasury properly rejected Earle Asphalt‘s claim to an exemption from the disqualification because, even though the contractor undertook steps to obtain reimbursement of its disqualifying contribution within thirty days, it did not receive that reimbursement within that thirty-day period.

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 3rd Circuit, New Jersey | United States


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