Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court denied an appeal by the state of Colorado to hear Coalition for Secular Government (CSG) v. Williams. In the case, an appeals court ruled that Colorado’s ballot issue disclosure law violates the First Amendment for groups raising or spending less than $3,500.
“The Supreme Court’s action is the final chapter for Colorado’s speech laws that buried grassroots groups in red tape,” said CCP Staff Attorney Tyler Martinez. “When a few citizens want to voice an opinion, the government can’t subject them to burdensome disclosure rules designed for multimillion dollar campaigns. We were proud to represent Dr. Diana Hsieh and the Coalition in court.”
For background on CSG v. Williams, click here.