RI donor-disclosure laws upheld again; conservative group says it will appeal to high court

The Providence Journal

A federal appeals court has upheld Rhode Island's campaign-spending disclosure laws against a constitutional challenge by a coalition of conservative groups. Those groups say they intend to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause Rhode Island and the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island filed briefs in support of the state's disclosure laws and on Thursday hailed the appeals court ruling. “Rhode Islanders have a right to know who is spending in an attempt to influence their votes,” said Campaign Legal Center Counsel Austin Graham said.

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