Steve Klein writes for Pillar of Law:
The campaign finance reform lobby continues to favor expanding and vigorously enforcing campaign finance disclosure. Although it has found little success at the federal level in recent years—in large part thanks to a principled bloc of commissioners at the Federal Election Commission—many states have expanded disclosure to require groups of citizens to register and regularly reporting with the government to engage in many forms of political speech. Since the Supreme Court has shown no interest in considering recent broad or narrow challenges to disclosure regimes, we are in a bit of a nationwide free-for-all. Fortunately, as some states expand disclosure, in some courts a long-recognized protection against including de minimis spending within disclosure’s reach is alive and well.
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