- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A judge has ordered state officials to post online links to decisions striking down parts of Wisconsin’s campaign finance laws.

A federal appeals court in May struck down state laws banning independent political spending by corporations to support or oppose candidates and capping money corporations can spend trying to raise funds for a political committee. The court also struck down state Government Accountability Board rules that imposed reporting requirements for some groups that make independent political expenditures.

U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert issued a permanent injunction Friday codifying the appellate ruling. The injunction orders the GAB to post links to the court decisions and keep them active for four years.

A GAB spokesman referred questions to the state Justice Department. A DOJ spokeswoman said the order wasn’t unexpected.

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