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Colorado Supreme Court clarifies state campaign finance law

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March 24, 2010

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DENVER, Colorado: This week the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that a 2002 amendment is no longer constitutional under a 2010 campaign finance ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 2002 ballot measure, also known as Amendment 27, banned direct corporate or union expenditures in Colorado. The federal ruling - Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission - declared that corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections cannot be limited, because doing so would be in noncompliance with the First Amendment.[1] The review of the state's campaign finance laws came at the request of Gov. Bill Ritter. Hours following the federal ruling Colorado's Republican Party filed a challenge of the state's campaign finance law.[2][3]

The Colorado Supreme Court's ruling can be found here.

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