As Make No Law blog readers know, the Institute for Justice is engaged in a nationwide Citizen Speech Campaign to free grassroots political activists from government-mandated burdens on free speech in the form of campaign finance laws. Yesterday, that campaign scored a major victory.
The Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimous ruled (.pdf) in favor of IJ’s clients in Sampson v. Buescher. The case involved Colorado resident Karen Sampson and five of her neighbors, who were sued for opposing the annexation of their neighborhood without first registering with the government and complying with burdensome disclosure laws.