December 20, 2019

USAE News Quotes Ashleigh Allione on New Jersey Campaign Finance Laws

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On October 14, 2019, Ashleigh Allione was quoted in USAE News on New Jersey campaign finance laws. According to the article, Judge Brian R. Martinotti issued a preliminary injunction against legislation expanding New Jersey's campaign finance laws requiring 501(c)(4) and 527 organizations engaging in issue advocacy to register and report as "independent expenditure committees."

"The state is attempting to regulate lobbying and issue advocacy in New Jersey by 501(c)(4) and 527 groups under the campaign finance laws," Allione told USAE. "The judge in this case has temporarily blocked the state from enforcing the donor disclosure and reporting provisions of S.150 pending trial, but these groups should monitor the status of the lawsuit and any efforts made while the lawsuit is pending by the state legislature or state agencies like ELEC to address S.150's constitutional problems."

Addressing the legislation's future, Allione said: "The Court has not set a date for trial in this case. The Court is currently managing several simultaneous challenges to the law and has held each of the other cases in abeyance until the Court made a decision on the motions for preliminary injunction in this case."