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Anti-abortion group challenges W.Va. election law

Oct. 06, 2008 @ 07:07 AM

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia's new political ad disclosure law is facing another legal challenge.

A Morgantown-based anti-abortion group filed a complaint in federal court last week claiming the law is unconstitutional.

West Virginians for Life Inc.'s filing came one day before the law went into effect on Wednesday. The law requires spending reports for third-party non-broadcast ads that run around election time.

West Virginians for Life argues that the law limits its free speech rights. The group is seeking an injunction to block enforcement of the law.

Last week, a federal judge ruled in a separate case that the state can enforce the law. That case involves an appeal by the Virginia-based Center for Individual Freedom.

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