In the News: Salt Lake Tribune: House votes to close loophole allowing secret donors

Legal Director Allen Dickerson spoke with the Utah legislature last week about problems with forcing unnecessary disclosure.  From the Salt Lake Tribune:

…Allen Dickerson, with the conservative Washington, D.C.-based Center for Competitive Politics, said in an earlier committee hearing that the bill essentially “takes a corporation and transitions it into a PAC … that’s not constitutional,” and would likely challenge it in court.  

The group was a proponent of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that allowed a flood of corporate money into elections. Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City, urged members not to support it because it could lead to expensive court challenges, and might stifle political speech.  

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