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A 1973 state law banning organizations or "groups of persons" from contributing "anything of value" to influence the election of Texas House speaker is unconstitutional, a federal judge said today.
A coalition of groups from the political right and left joined to filed the suit earlier this year.
"While the ACLU, the Free Market Foundation and the Texas Eagle Forum disagree on many issues, we are delighted that our united opinion on this unconstitutional law prevailed," said ACLU of Texas Legal Director Lisa Graybill in a news release.
"This victory secures the rights of every citizen in Texas to be free to speak their mind about the speaker of the House race without the fear of being thrown into jail," said Kelly Shackelford, president of the Free Market Foundation.