PHOENIX - The Arizona Court of Appeals has issued a preliminary injunction against the state's higher campaign-contribution limits.
The appeals court ruled Tuesday after hearing arguments on the limits, which raise the caps on state and local races ten-fold for the combined primary and general election cycles.
The injunction prevents the Arizona Secretary of State "from enforcing or implementing House Bill 2593 pending further order" of the appeals court.
A lawsuit was filed with the Arizona Supreme Court in July that sought to block the bill from taking effect on Sept. 13, but it eventually passed.
The suit says state lawmakers were wrong to raise campaign-contribution limits without asking voters to approve the move.
It also says quick action was needed before candidates get too deep into the 2014 campaign cycle.
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