Campaign Finance

Judge: Barring Medicaid Providers From Campaign Contributions Unconstitutional

An Ohio state law prohibiting it was ruled unconstitutional by the 6th Circuit


Barring Medicaid providers from making campaign contributions in Ohio is unconstitutional, the 6th Circuit ruled, noting that the many honest providers outweigh any "attenuated concern about a relative handful of providers who do" commit fraud.

The challenge arose from nine physicians who tried to make campaign contributions to Richard Cordray's 2010 re-election campaign for attorney general.