Tennesseans for Sensible Election Laws v. Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance

Under Tennessee law, PACs controlled by a political party can make contributions to candidates within 10 days of an election, but other PACs cannot. An unconstitutional speech restriction? Tennessee trial court: Indeed so. The gov’t tried to conduct a “trial by ambush,” waiting until oral argument to say they hadn’t had enough time to gather evidence to defend the law. (Click here for a local news report on the ruling.)

Tags: 2018, Campaign Finance, Election Law, Free Speech, Tennessee Chancery Court

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