Judge Rules South Dakota’s IM 22 Indivisible - State and Federal Communications

December 22, 2016  •  

Judge Rules South Dakota’s IM 22 Indivisible

SouthDakota-StateSealCircuit Judge Mark Barnett ruled yesterday that Initiated Measure 22 cannot be separated into different parts, issuing an order blocking the entire law from taking effect. Initiated Measure 22 was approved by the majority of South Dakota voters last month as an act to revise campaign finance and lobbying laws.

There was an existing preliminary injunction on the law’s implementation; however, supporters of Initiated Measure 22 wanted to reinstate portions of the law not challenged by the plaintiffs, such as the provisions dealing with lower caps on campaign contributions.

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