Independence Institute v. Williams: Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Amici Brief of CLC et al. in Support of Williams and Urging Affirmance

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Tenth Circuit

Appellant Independence Institute (the “Institute”) challenges the constitutionality of Colorado’s “electioneering communication” (“EC”) disclosure provisions, Colo. Const. art. XXVIII §§ 2(7)(a), 6(1), as applied to an ad it proposed to run on local broadcast television shortly before the 2014 general election. The ad referred to Governor John Hickenlooper who was a candidate for office. It is thus an EC under Colorado law and the challenged statutory provisions would have required the Institute to make disclosures about its spending for the ad.