April 6, 2016 •
Supreme Court Declines Challenge to Mississippi Campaign Finance Law
The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a Mississippi campaign finance law requiring individuals or groups to report expenditures of $200 or more to support or oppose a ballot measure.
Five residents of Mississippi sued the state in 2011, claiming the reporting requirement was too burdensome and infringed on their rights of free speech and association.
A federal judge agreed, stating such requirements overly burdened smaller groups, but was overturned on appeal.
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