Constitutional – Campaign Finance Law Partly UpheldCenter for Individual Freedom Inc. v. Tennant, Sec’y of the State of W. Va In a challenge by plaintiff advocacy groups, the Center for Individual Freedom and West Virginians for Life, to the district court’s decision interpreting West Virginia’s statutory scheme to regulate advocacy groups’ spending in political campaigns, the 4th Circuit upholds the district court decision to strike periodicals from the definition of “electioneering communications” and upholds the definition’s exclusion of grassroots lobbying, but reverses other portions of the lower court decision.
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Published: January 23, 2013
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