Ohio Right to Life Society v. Ohio Elections Commission
At a Glance
About this Case
Ohio Right to Life (ORTL) filed suit to challenge multiple provisions of Ohio’s campaign finance law, including its “electioneering communications” corporate funding prohibition and related disclosure requirements. In September 2008, the district court rejected ORTL’s request to enjoin Ohio’s electioneering communications disclosure requirements. Following the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, ORTL filed to block enforcement of the state restrictions on corporate expenditures. The court entered a consent judgment on September 15, 2010, wherein the parties agreed that the state electioneering communications corporate funding restrictions were unconstitutional.