CBIA’s lawsuit challenging the legalities of SB 1439 was heard in court. Unfortunately, the court found that SB 1439 violates neither the federal nor California constitutions. Nor does it violate the voter-approved Political Reform Act. While we are disappointed by this outcome we are leaving our options open, whether they be in a higher court, the Legislature, or at the ballot box. In the meantime, local association PACs and independent expenditure committees remain a viable alternative.