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Tenth Circuit rejects challenge to donor disclosure requirement in Colorado election law

The Independence Institute wanted to run a television ad right before the 2014 general election that criticized Colorado’s failure to audit its health insurance exchange, and which asked viewers to contact the governor (who was then up for re-election) to … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court lifts stay, allows recount to continue in Land Commissioner’s race

On Wednesday, the New Mexico Supreme Court denied a petition by the incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands, Ray Powell, challenging the procedures being used to recount the votes in that closely-contested race. The Supreme Court also lifted a stay it had … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit rejects First Amendment challenge to FEC disclosure requirements

In Free Speech v. Federal Election Commission, the Tenth Circuit rejected a First Amendment challenge to several FEC regulations defining what groups must disclose information about their donors. A federal statute, 2 U.S.C. § 434(c) requires anyone who makes “independent … Continue reading

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