8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Minnesota’s top campaign regulator said Monday the state will continue requiring political groups to disclose campaign fundraising and spending this fall despite a federal appeals court ruling last week that found part of the law “most likely unconstitutional.”
A federal appeals court says a Minnesota law requiring disclosure of independent corporate political donations and spending is likely unconstitutional.
Attorneys for Minnesota businessman Tom Petters have asked the full Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal of his conviction of running a $3.7 billion Ponzi scheme.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge’s decision to let stand Minnesota’s law requiring the disclosure of corporate political donations, saying the state’s rules are similar to laws upheld by the Supreme Court and the groups who want them blocked are unlikely to prevail.