Thalheimer v. San Diego: Defendant-appellant’s merits brief
Appellant’s/Cross-Appellee’s principal brief. Appellants argue that the district court abused its discretion in granting a preliminary injunction allowing unlimited contributions from individuals and nonindividual entities to independent expenditure committees in City candidate elections. Also, that the court further abused its discretion in granting a preliminary injunction requiring the City to allow political parties to make direct contributions to candidates. Thus, the court should reverse the district court on these two aspects of its preliminary injunction orders.