Ky. Judicial Election Rules Too Broad: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 14, 2010, 2:03 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that two provisions of Kentucky's rules governing judicial elections are overbroad and violate candidates' First Amendment rights, while sending a third back to a lower court for further review.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the trial court's invalidation of rules barring candidates from disclosing an affiliation with a political party and from soliciting campaign funds on constitutional grounds.

The court also remanded the case challenging the rules for further consideration of a third...
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