DC Circuit Denies Stay in Van Hollen Decision

From Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog:

Big news from the D.C. Circuit…The opinion for two of the three judges explaining the reasons for denying the stay lean heavily on how the challengers to the district court ruling are unlikely to succeed in their legal arguments on appeal. The court also stresses the values of disclosure, reaffirmed on an 8-1 vote by the Supreme Court in Citizens United.

But this open a host of unanswered questions about how 501c4 groups and other groups which run issue ads will deal with these new disclosure requirements… I expect this stay request to now end up before the Supreme Court, where the outcome may be different.

CCP will continue to monitor what this means for the future of disclosure.

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.