A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction request by The Ohio Right to Life Society, freeing the group to engage in issue advocacy close to this fall’s general election.
The Ohio Right to Life , represented by attorneys from CCP and the law firm of Benesch Friedlander, Coplan and Aronoff, is challenging current state law that bars citizen organizations from using funds from their general treasury to run advertisements mentioning the name of a political candidate within 30 days of an election.
The preliminary injunction decision frees Ohio Right to Life of these restrictions while the case is pending.
The court, however, ruled against Ohio Right to Life Society’s request for a preliminary injunction to bar the state from enforcing disclosure requirements that the group is challenging while the case is pending.
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