James Madison Center

WRTL Urges Injunction of Law Funding State Supreme Court Races

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, March 4, 2011 Contact: James Bopp, Jr. Phone: 812/232-2434; Fax: 812/235-3685; jboppjr@aol.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As detailed here, on Wednesday, a federal court heard oral argument on Wisconsin Right to Life PAC’s request to enjoin Wisconsin’s rescue funds for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court candidates. Says Jim Bopp, counsel for WRTL, “the rescue funds, which give an opposing candidate money based on what individuals and groups like WRTL spend, discourages them from speaking out in support of a candidate. This law violates the First Amendment and should be immediately enjoined.” Also challenged are reporting requirements for spending to facilitate the fund and contribution limits.

The case is Wisconsin Right to Life v. Brennan, et al., 3:09-cv-764. The memo for injunctive relief is available in PDF online at the James Madison Center’s website, www.jamesmadisoncenter.org, under the “WRTL v. Brennan.

” James Bopp, Jr. has a national federal and state election law practice. He is an attorney with Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom and General Counsel for the James Madison Center for Free Speech. He is also a former Co-Chairman of the Election Law Subcommittee of the Federalist Society.

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