Ballot Issue Analysis Allowed by Court - State and Federal Communications

October 23, 2018  •  

Ballot Issue Analysis Allowed by Court

The Institute for Free Speech (IFS) will be allowed to distribute analysis of Measure 24 and Constitutional Amendment W without risk of violating the South Dakota law concerning independent expenditures in a political campaign.

IFS challenged the law in federal court and while the judge did not rule the law unconstitutional, he did grant a preliminary injunction to prevent the state from prosecuting IFS.

The analysis is to be distributed electronically and does not urge passage or defeat of the measures.

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