NY AG's Election Rules Likely Headed For Free Speech Fight

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 7:52 PM EST) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's regulatory effort to expose backers of “sham” charities taking advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which uncapped corporate political spending, is drawing attention from free speech lawyers, and both sides said Tuesday a First Amendment court fight is likely.

At the outset of hearings designed to get feedback on proposed rules forcing nonprofits to detail their spending when they get heavily involved in electioneering, Schneiderman — who sees such rules as a first salvo in attacking the...
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