February 24, 2011 •
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Challenging Washington’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Law
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Human Life of Washington challenging Washington’s campaign finance disclosure law. The Supreme Court let stand without comment a Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the state’s disclosure requirements for political committees, independent expenditures and political advertising.
Human Life of Washington challenged the requirements as a violation of its free-speech rights, as it sought to keep donors in a 2008 campaign opposing an assisted-suicide ballot measure confidential. The group argued that it was not required to register as a political-action committee and disclose donors because its advertisements did not specifically reference the ballot measure.
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