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 August 31, 2010  Court

Ameet Sachdev reports:

A Virginia advocacy group that has been active in judicial elections in other states has declared its interest in Illinois’ coming elections. But it has decided to remain silent in Illinois for now.

The Center for Individual Freedom, a nonprofit group, stated its intentions to enter Illinois politics in a grandiose way — by filing a lawsuit.

The group challenged the state’s election laws requiring public disclosure of campaign contributions and expenses. The center sought an injunction to stop the state from enforcing its reporting provisions.

But a federal judge in Chicago Thursday shot down the group’s attempt to keep its donors private.

Read more in the Chicago Tribune.

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