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Public Disclosure Commission v. Rickert

Public Disclosure Commission v. Marilou Rickert

The Washington Supreme Court overturned a law regulating the content of political candidates’ advertisements, finding that the law violated candidates’ right to free speech and did not ensure the honesty of elections. The ruling came in a case in which the ACLU represented a candidate for state Legislature whom the government sought to fine for statements she made about her opponent’s voting record. Read More »

State Supreme Court Overturns Law Regulating Candidates' Speech

Oct 4, 2007
For the second time, Washington's high court invalidated a law that empowered the government to regulate what is said during political campaigns. Read More »