Attorney's from the group Wyoming Liberty filed a brief with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals this week on behalf of the group Free Speech.
The brief argues that the court should reverse a ruling by Judge Scott Skavdahl of the Wyoming federal district court that denied an initial injunction against Federal Election Commission regulations that would require Free Speech to register and report as a political action committee (PAC).
The group Free Speech was formed to run advertisements advocating positions on numerous political issues with criticism and praise for the positions of various candidates. The FEC views the ads as "express advocacy" for the election or defeat of candidates making it a PAC. This designation would give the FEC authority to require Free Speech to file monthly reports just for speaking.
If successful, this case would eliminate key portions of federal election law demanding grassroots speakers register with the government when discussing federal regulations.
For more information visit wyliberty.org