DC Circ. Backs Political Ad Rule In Donor Disclosure Fight

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday restored a Federal Election Commission rule that allowed nonprofit organizations to run political issue advertisements without disclosing their donors, reversing a lower court’s ruling on the statute.

The dispute centers on a rule requiring the disclosure of donors who fund political ads only when they donate for the sole purpose of airing “electioneering communications" — ads that mention candidates’ names but don’t explicitly advocate for a vote for or against them. Opponents argue that the FEC's regulations create a loophole by...
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