Fox 13 Salt Lake City: Judge tosses lawsuit against ex-Utah AG John Swallow over campaign donations (In the News)

Fox 13 Salt Lake City: Judge tosses lawsuit against ex-Utah AG John Swallow over campaign donations

By Ben Winslow

Judge Benson ruled the FEC exceeded its authority to go after “secondary actors” and struck down the lawsuit.

“The FEC’s authority exists no further than the boundaries of the law it was created to enforce,” he wrote.

In a statement to FOX 13, Swallow said, “It’s finally, really Over, for sure, we think.”

“It’s a great day for the rule of law, the First Amendment, and the checks and balances established by our Constitution,” Swallow said in the prepared statement. “It’s not only a win, but an emphatic exposure and rejection of government tactics to expand power by deceit.”

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