First Hearing Set in Court Challenge Against South Dakota’s Initiated Measure 22

campaign finance, ethics, gift law, lobbying, South Dakota
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SouthDakota-StateSealThe lawsuit filed in state court to block the government ethics overhaul recently approved by voters will have its first hearing December 8th. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Initiated Measure 22 which became effective last week restricting campaign contributions and gifts from lobbyists.

The group of 24 Republican lawmakers bringing the suit are seeking an injunction to block the law, and South Dakotans for Integrity, the ballot question committee that supported Initiated Measure 22, has filed a motion to intervene.