SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota’s former attorney general is involved in a lawsuit against South Dakota’s current attorney general.
Marty Jackley and his law firm are representing the South Dakota Broadcasters Association, Newspaper Association and other groups. They’ve filed a federal lawsuit against South Dakota Secretary of State Steve Barnett and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.
The groups claim Initiated Measure 24 violates the constitution and violates their first amendment rights. The measure bans out of state donations to ballot question committees. Voters approved I.M. 24 in November, and it’s supposed to take effect on July first.
The organizations involved in the lawsuit represent newspapers and televisions stations across the state, including KELOLAND Media Group.
This is the second lawsuit against I-M-24. In March, a grassroots ballot question committee also filed a federal lawsuit.