Jim Bopp, the lawyer who helped bring down Vermont's 1997 campaign finance law in the nation's highest court, is back. This time, he is targeting another portion of the law that covers political action committees.
On behalf of the Vermont Right to Life Committee, Bopp has filed suit against the state, saying that the Right to Life Committee should be able to argue against physician-assisted suicide without making the disclosures required by law. Those include listing who has donated to the cause.
The group wants to publish a newsletter that mentions 2010 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Racine's support for physician-assisted suicide, he says in the suit. He argues that those who contribute shouldn't have to have their names listed.
As Vermont officials are well aware, Bopp has had some success in challenging the state's campaign finance laws before.
- Terri Hallenbeck
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