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A federal court in Washington has ruled that donors to so-called “dark money” groups may no longer be allowed to remain anonymous in what is being heralded as a win for more transparent campaign finance laws in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

Chief Judge Beryl Howell, who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, found late Friday that a Federal Election Commission regulation used to mask the identity of some contributors to nonprofit organizations that engage in political activity was invalid.

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“The challenged regulation facilitates such financial ‘routing,’ blatantly undercuts the congressional goal of fully disclosing the sources of money flowing into federal political campaigns, and thereby suppresses the benefits intended to accrue from disclosure … ,” Howell, an Obama appointee, wrote.

Howell’s decision may have implications for people who donate more than $200 to the groups, with the nonprofits potentially being compelled to reveal their identities if they spend more than $250 on efforts to impact federal elections.

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  1. I find it hard to believe I would agree with an bama appointed judge. There is no reason why someone who donates money to a political cause should remain anonymous.

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