MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a rule that would require groups running political issue ads to disclose their funding.
Organizations that run issue ads don't need to disclose their financing unless the ads specifically advocate for a candidate's defeat or election.
The state Government Accountability Board developed a rule that would have required groups that run issue ads within weeks of a primary or general election to open their books.
Conservative groups filed a lawsuit in August 2010 asking the Supreme Court to block the rule. The court ordered a temporary injunction and the GAB in December decided it would not enforce the rule. The Supreme Court on Monday voted to dismiss the lawsuit.
Two federal lawsuits challenging the rule are pending.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!