Breaking: Supreme Court Rejects Stay in Crossroads Campaign Disclosure Case

With no noted dissents, the Supreme Court has turned down Crossroad GPS’s request for emergency relief from an order that will require disclosure of more of its donors who are contributing money to influence federal elections.

As I wrote last week, “With 4 Justices strongly in favor of disclosure on the Court, I would guess that this results in an eventual denial of the stay, either by a majority vote or a 4-4 split (which keeps the lower court decision in place), unless this is held long enough for Judge Kavanaugh to join the Court.”

This is an important decision which will help insure that voters have valuable information they need in evaluating advertising which is unquestionably aimed at trying to influence how they vote in elections. It does not solve all of the current disclosure problems, but this is a victory for transparency.

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