Petitions

A federal court in California dismissed a class action that claimed Change.org misused money donated to a petition supporting the prosecution of police officers who killed George Floyd. The contribution screen clearly stated the money would be used to advertise the petition to other Change.org supporters, in addition to advertising on external billboard, social media posts and emails.

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Judicial Election Ad

A candidate for judge in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans was properly enjoined from airing a campaign ad that claimed her opponent, the incumbent, did not pay child support for 13 years, an appeals court in Louisiana ruled. There was no order to pay child support and the incumbent judge paid a lump sum to his former wife under a consent judgment.

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Campaign Advertising

The Ninth Circuit dismissed a ballot measure committee’s appeal of a lower court’s partial denial of its request for an injunction to block San Francisco’s new campaign advertising disclosure law. The committee, Yes on Prop B, did not show that it plans to engage in any political advertising during this election season, so the controversy is moot.

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