Delaware AG Appeals District Court Ruling Enjoining Election Disclosures Act - State and Federal Communications

April 14, 2014  •  

Delaware AG Appeals District Court Ruling Enjoining Election Disclosures Act

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Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove are appealing a federal district court ruling, enjoining enforcement of a Delaware campaign finance law.

Section 8031 of the Delaware Election Disclosures Act requires any person who makes an expenditure for a third-party advertisement exceeding $500 during an election period to file a report with the Elections Commission, including the names and addresses of each person who has made contributions exceeding $100. The district court found the disclosure provision to be too broad and likely unconstitutional.

Biden and Manlove are appealing the ruling.

 

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