Keloland News: Institute For Free Speech Files Lawsuit Regarding Two South Dakota Ballot Issues (In the News)

Keloland News: Institute For Free Speech Files Lawsuit Regarding Two South Dakota Ballot Issues

By Anna Peters

A national non-profit organization says two measures on South Dakota’s November ballot may violate your First Amendment Rights. 

A federal lawsuit says the measures in question are Constitutional Amendment W and Initiated Measure 24.  But the Institute for Free Speech says it can’t tell you why the measures would affect your rights without violating state law. 

IFS has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Marty Jackley and Secretary of State Shantel Krebs.  It claims South Dakota laws violate the U.S. Constitution by restricting the organization’s rights to publicize views of ballot measures.

It’s asking for permission from a federal judge to publish an analysis of the measures. 

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