Tags: US | Campaign | Finance | Colorado

Court: No Campaign Finance Limits for Small Groups

Tuesday, 09 Nov 2010 04:47 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

DENVER (AP) — A federal appellate court says a Colorado voter-approved amendment that limits campaign contributions from small groups is unconstitutional.

A 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday in favor of six homeowners that fought a Parker city proposal to annex their subdivision.

The state law applies to any group of two or more people that spends more than $200 to pass out fliers or put up yard signs.

The issue is ripe for an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has lifted campaign contribution limits for corporations.

A lawyer for the homeowners says "there's no distinction between a little group and a large group spending money."

That attorney, Steve Simpson, says it is the first ruling in the nation where reporting requirements for issues-based group were deemed to violate the First Amendment.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Nancy Snyderman, NBC Crew Freed From Ebola Quarantine

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 19:47 PM

NBC News' chief medical editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, and the rest of her crew have been released from their 21-day Ebola . . .

Report: Secret Service Blasted Again for Improper Behavior

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 18:51 PM

The Secret Service is in trouble again, this time over a report that agents improperly became involved in a domestic has . . .

John McCain: Pentagon Press Secretary Is an 'Idiot'

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 17:46 PM

A disgusted Sen. John McCain called the Pentagon press secretary an "idiot" for giving a rambling, convoluted assessment . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved