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Lawsuit challenges South Dakota’s new ban on out-of-state political spending

Journalism, business and free speech groups are suing the South Dakota attorney general and secretary of state, alleging that their free speech was violated.

South Dakota Newspaper Association, South Dakota Retailers Association, South Dakota Broadcasters Association, South Dakota Chamber Ballot Action Committee, Thomas Barnett Jr., and Americans for Prosperity filed a complaint on April 17 in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota against Steve Barnett and Jason Ravnsborg alleging a violation of constitutional rights,

Barnett resides out of state in Florida and is seeking to make contributions to the South Dakota

Barnett resides out of state in Florida and is seeking to make contributions to the South Dakota plaintiffs to further their political interest on South Dakota ballot questions.

Read the source article at Legal Newsline

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