Two Wisconsin Groups File a Law Suit - State and Federal Communications

August 4, 2010  •  

Two Wisconsin Groups File a Law Suit

Wisconsin Club for Growth and One Wisconsin Now filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. The groups say the new law infringes upon their right to free speech. The rule they oppose requires any group putting out a political issue ad to disclose the source of their money and how they spent it – whether or not the words in the ad direct a person to vote for or against a candidate.

The groups also raise the concern that the new law would bring greater internet regulation.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers this article on the challenge:

Political opposites protest ad rules,” by Jason Stein, August 1, 2010.

Photograph taken by Dori

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