Federal District Court Holds Colorado Law Allowing Private Individuals to File Campaign Finance Complaints Violates the First Amendment

This opinion (by Obama appointee Raymond Moore) is perhaps the worst-written and reasoned election law opinion I’ve read from a federal court.

I’m not saying the result is necessarily wrong (though my early thoughts are that it is). But much more clarity is necessary here.

Here’s a press release from the CO SOS saying this case “has major implications for Colorado’s enforcement of its campaign finance laws.”



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