The effort by the Missouri Republican Party to reverse an appeals court decision upholding a state law limiting political party contributions to candidates has been rejected by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court’s reversal follows an appeal by state Attorney General Jay Nixon to the U.S. Supreme Court, a June Supreme Court ruling vacating the lower court’s previous decision and remanding the case for reconsideration, and a November decision by a three judge panel upholding the state law.