“Electioneering” Ads Won’t Have to Disclose the Donors

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declined to review a recent ruling which means that nonprofit political groups that sponsor “electioneering” ads won’t have to disclose the donors funding those ads. The appeals court’s denial of rehearing, likely ends a long-running challenge of Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules that require 501(c)(4) groups to disclose only those donors that specifically earmark their contributions for political ads.

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