Groups appealing Minnesota’s law requiring disclosure of corporate political spending won’t have their case speed through the courts, as they’d hoped.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said today it won’t expedite the case and that that oral arguments will be held Jan. 11 in St. Louis.
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, the Taxpayers League of Minnesota and Coastal Travel Enterprises, which are supporting Republican Tom Emmer in the governor’s race, are trying to overturn the law on free-speech grounds. They lost last month in federal court, when U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank refused to block the state law.
The 8th Circuit took under advisement the group’s request for an injunction to keep the law from being enforced during the appeals process.