March 10, 2009

You Don't See This Every Day

A bill in Iowa that would prohibit independent expenditure material that "disparages" a candidate from being distributed without the permission of the candidate who "might" benefit from the spending. Besides the fact that this is blatantly unconstitutional, it would turn every independent expenditure into a coordinated contribution, no?

Thanks to a reader for passing this along.

Posted by Rick Hasen at March 10, 2009 02:03 PM