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Federal Judge Hears Request on Campaign Financing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - A federal judge has heard a libertarian
group's request to block enforcement of Florida's campaign finance
law on political action committees.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle did not immediately rule
Monday in Tallahassee on the request from the Institute for Justice
on behalf of four clients from southwest Florida.
Hinkle said he was unsure if he'd have a decision by a week
before the Nov. 2 election as the institute had requested.
The organization's lawyer based his argument on a recent U.S.
Supreme Court decision lifting restrictions on corporate and union
spending on political campaigns.
The libertarians want the law thrown out so PACs no longer would
be required to tell who gave them money and what they spent it on.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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