Supremes to Hear Another Campaign Finance Case?

A cert petition was filed in another case involving issue advocacy, according to this Institute for Justice release.

When the Independence Institute in 2005 wrote op-eds and aired radio ads discussing the negative impact on taxpayers of two tax referenda, a member of a campaign supporting the referenda sued the group, claiming it should have registered with the government as an “issue committee” and complied with burdensome and intrusive reporting regulations just to speak.  After incurring thousands of dollars in legal fees defending itself, the group joined with the Institute for Justice to challenge Colorado’s abusive campaign finance laws as a violation of First Amendment rights.  Last December, a state appellate court denied that claim, and the Colorado Supreme Court let the ruling stand.

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