Keep Political Ad Donor Names Under Wraps, DC Circ. Told

Law360, Washington (September 14, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Two advocacy groups urged the D.C. Circuit on Friday to restore a Federal Election Commission rule that allowed nonprofit organizations to run political issue ads without disclosing their donors, saying a lower court ruling severely restrained their advertising participation.

The Center for Individual Freedom and the Hispanic Leadership Fund both intervened in the suit brought by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., against the FEC. They said Congress didn't create the agency in order to stifle corporations' and advocacy groups' political speech, but contended U.S. District Judge...
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