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Judge orders board to post campaign finance decisions (UPDATE)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered state election officials to post links to decisions striking down swaths of Wisconsin’s campaign finance laws on its website.

A federal appeals court in May struck down state laws banning independent political spending by corporations to support or oppose candidates and capping corporations’ political donations. The court also struck down state Government Accountability Board rules that imposed reporting requirements for 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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