The Arizona Court of Appeals released their full opinion on their temporary block of House Bill 2593, which drastically increases the amount of money an election candidate can receive from donors.
The bill was signed into law back in April.
Numerous groups, including the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, sued to stop HB2593.
But Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Speaker of the House Andy Tobin, and Senate President Andy Biggs successfully fought off the suit in superior court.
That decision was appealed, and the court prevented the bill from taking effect on Oct. 15, keeping old limits in effect.
In the newly released Court of Appeals opinion, the justices said they stopped the new bill because it violates the Clean Elections Act, instated by voters in 1998.
And on top of that, the Voter Protection Act bars the legislature from superseding a voter-approved law without proof that it “furthers the purpose” and a three-quarters vote in the house and senate.
The opinion also said that the case will head back to Arizona Superior Court for reassignment.
There is still an abundance of legal issues still remaining in the case, and the injunction will remain in place until the case is reheard.