Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Victory! GAB Ruling Overturned......

State agrees to drop new rules governing issue ads

The state capitulated Tuesday in a lawsuit over new rules regulating campaign-style ads, agreeing they should not be enforced.
The Government Accountability Board - a panel of six retired judges in charge of running state elections - has been the subject of three lawsuits in the 10 days since the rules took effect.
The lawsuits were brought by nearly a dozen groups from across the political spectrum in two federal courts and the state Supreme Court.
The groups said those rules violated their First Amendment right to free speech.
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley will consider the proposed settlement Wednesday.