U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shea says the commission's restriction doesn't impede on Ganim's First Amendment rights because he can still run for governor, but without the public financing.
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"We all knew that things were going to be bad and this is kind of the first big hit that Utah has taken as far as the rollback," Shea said. "This is a loss for not only the environmental movement, but for anybody who loves Utah's national parks."
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