Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upholds AG’s ruling striking campaign finance ballot question

From the Eagle-Tribune:

The state’s highest court upheld a decision by the Attorney General’s office to reject a ballot question calling for limits on campaign spending by political action committees.

In ruling issued Tuesday, the state Supreme Judicial Court sided with a decision made by then-Attorney General Maura Healey to reject petitions to put a question on the 2024 ballot asking voters to limit contributions to super PACS and other groups.

Justices said the case is “moot” because the proponents of the referendum didn’t follow the state’s timelines for gathering the required number of signatures from voters to qualify for the ballot. As such, the justices said they are showing “judicial restraint” by not resolving the matter.

The unanimous opinion of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Herrmann v. Attorney General is here.

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