Eighth Circuit Strikes Down Part of Iowa’s Election Laws As Unconstitutional

by - June 14, 2013

The opinion in Iowa Right to Life v. Tooker—a case we predicted would be a blockbuster—was handed down by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals this morning.  While I have only had the opportunity to skim the lengthy opinion at this point, the following appears to be the result of the case: Upheld: Iowa’s disclosure requirement that a one-time, event-driven report be publicly filed when a corporate entity makes a political independent expenditure Iowa’s disclosure requirement that any one-time, event-driven report be filed within 48 hours of making the expenditure. Iowa’s ban on direct corporate contributions to candidates.

 On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog

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