Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates (CRG) v. Barland
At a Glance
About this Case
On October 2, 2014, Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates (CRG) filed suit to challenge Wisconsin state laws and regulations governing spending by outside groups coordinated with candidates. CRG wished to make communications in coordination with three candidates for state office, arguing that if its ads contained no express advocacy, they would not constitute “coordinated expenditures” and could not be regulated as contributions. On November 6, 2014, the district court entered the parties’ stipulated preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the law as applied to CRG.