Political committee status case ruling in New Mexico

To update a case I noted in August 2009, Ballot Access News reports that the Tenth Circuit handed down a decision in New Mexico Organized Youth v. Herrera.

Among other interesting points, footnote 4 of the opinion explains:

During oral argument, Secretary Herrera argued that the Supreme Court in its recent decision in Citizens United v. FEC, 558 U.S. —, 130 S. Ct. 876 (2010), abandoned this “unambiguously campaign related” standard. Although that opinion left many issues unresolved, we believe that requirement—that for a regulation of campaign related speech to be constitutional it must be unambiguously campaign related standard—as it pertains to this case has not been changed.

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