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Groups Challenge Florida’s Electioneering Law

October 8th, 2008 by flanews

Several nonprofit groups filed a lawsuit today saying a Florida law prohibits their right to free speech. The states electioneering communications law requires groups to register with the state before they voice support for a candidate or constitutional amendment up for a vote. Senior Attorney for the Institute for Justice Bert Gall said the law keeps small community groups from participating in elections.

They have to follow the same rules and regulations that apply to professional and political committees that can afford a team of lawyers and accountants. Make no mistake about this Floridas law shuts ordinary people out of the political process and it makes politics an insiders game, said Gall.

People who break the electioneering law could face a thousand dollar fine.

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