Mo. judge stays part of order rejecting ethics law
Sunday, April 17, 2011
A Missouri judge has delayed part of his ruling to strike down a new ethics and campaign finance law.
Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled last month that the 2010 law was unconstitutional because it addressed more subjects than was conveyed by its title. He also ruled that a prohibition on donations by state-chartered banks to political action committees violated free speech rights.
Green has now stayed part of the ruling, but the section on campaign contributions by banks remains in effect.
The Missouri attorney general’s office said Friday that it requested the judge delay the effect of the ruling until appeals are completed.