California Prolife Council v. Randolph
California Prolife Council v. Randolph is an appeal filed by the California Prolife Council (CPLC) fighting PAC burdens on ballot measures.
On Nov. 15, 2007 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the California Prolife Council.
This litigation defined that a political advocacy group that occasionally is involved in ballot measures is no longer obligated to disclose all donor information, keep a treasurer, do extensive record keeping, and make multiple report (even if they don't relate to the ballot measure). Now political advocacy groups are only required to make one-time reports to the activity that directly impacts ballot measures.
James Bopp, Jr., Counsel for CPLC said,
- "This decision greatly reduces the burden and scope of disclosure for groups like CPLC...You shouldn't have to hire a specialist lawyer to have 'free' expression and association."