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Venable partner Larry Norton was quoted in a May 21, 2012 Roll Call article on a recent federal appeals court ruling impacting spending by outside groups during the election season. Last week, a three-judge panel from the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a ruling imposing stricter disclosure rules on ads that simply picture or name a candidate.

Commenting on the potential impact of the ruling on campaign spending by outside groups, Norton said, “I don’t expect that this is going to shut down political spending — not by far…But I do think you’ll see groups trying to accommodate the ruling and structure their ads and their governance in a way that allows them to be on the airwaves and to get their message out.”