Wisconsin State Journal: GOP proposal rewrites state's campaign finance laws


The bill also narrows the regulation of political activity “well beyond what the U.S. Supreme Court has said is constitutionally required,” said Larry Noble, senior legal counsel for the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C.

He said the bill regulates coordination between campaigns and groups that expressly advocate for a candidate, but the U.S. Supreme Court has never held that regulation of coordination be limited to express advocacy groups. Issue advocacy groups that merely mention a candidate in an ad just before an election also can be regulated, Noble said.

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