MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to part of Vermont's campaign finance laws.
The Vermont Right to Life Committee had filed a lawsuit saying Vermont's campaign finance registration and reporting provisions for political action committees and other provisions were too broad and unconstitutional.
A subcommittee created by the Vermont Right to Life Committee, VRLC-Fund for Independent Expenditures, said that it should not be subject to Vermont's $2,000 limit on contributions to PACs because it said it did not give money directly to candidates and makes only independent expenditures.
But U.S. District Court Judge Williams Sessions rejected the arguments on Thursday and ruled in favor of the state.
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