TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 31, 2018
An election law advocacy group has sued the state of Tennessee in hopes of changing a law that makes it illegal for non-profit political action committees to contribute to candidates within 10 days of an election, The Tennessean reports. Tennesseans for Sensible Election Laws sued the state Thursday, alleging that the restriction over non-profit contributions is unconstitutional. The plaintiff says it wants to immediately make a contribution to Republican Tennessee House District 56 candidate candidate Joseph Williams, but can't by law ahead of Thursday's election. The organization is seeking a permanent injunction to stop the enforcement of the restriction.