Group To Appeal Iowa Campaign Finance Ruling

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

A group that opposes abortion rights will continue its challenge to Iowa's new campaign finance law.

Iowa Right to Life has filed notice it will appeal a decision by
U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt to uphold the law requiring
outside groups to get approval from their boards for political
spending and to disclose it to regulators and the public.

Pratt ruled the law increases the public's right to know while
protecting free speech. It came after the U.S. Supreme Court opened
the door for greater involvement by corporations and unions in
elections.

Iowa Right to Life argues the rules are too burdensome and could
chill its ability to speak out in favor of candidates who share its
opposition to abortion. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear
the appeal.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 142313975