Bruce not in contempt, judge rules

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A judge ruled today that Douglas Bruce will not be held in contempt of court, but that he must answer questions about his involvement in placing three tax-cutting intiatives on the November ballot, the Denver Post is reporting.

Bruce attorney David Lane, said Bruce will likely Bruce fight attempts to force him to answer questions about Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101, because that would violate his First Amendment rights to associate politically with whom and which causes he pleases.

Bruce’s contempt-of-court hearing stemmed from a campaign finance case involving the three initiatives.

Opponents of the initiatives claimed that supporters never formed an issue committee with the Secretary of State office as required by law to report the contributions and expenditures necessary to gather the signatures of 76,047 registered voters to place the issues on the ballot.