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Rhode Island: federal court voids parts of campaign finance law

strong>AP reports: A federal judge has ruled that parts of Rhode Island's campaign finance laws regarding ballot questions are unconstitutional.

In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Ernest Torres struck down provisions that banned corporations, including non-profit entities, from contributing money to groups advocating for or against the passage of ballot questions.

The judge also eliminated a $10,000 cap on donations from individuals or groups to organizations supporting or opposing questions on the ballot.

In his ruling, Torres said it's unconstitutional to prohibit organizations from coordinating their expenditures and activities during ballot question campaigns. -- Federal judge strikes part of state's campaign finance laws - Boston.com

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