(04/10/2008)
West Virginia's newest law governing election-time speech is facing a test before the court.

The Center for Individual Freedom has asked for a preliminary injunction against the state law.

The center wants to run broadcast ads in the current state Supreme Court race in advance of the May 13th primary.

The group does not want to disclose its spending or identify its donors.

U.S. District Judge David Faber is weighing whether to bar state officials from enforcing the 2005 law.

The center is suing Secretary of State Betty Ireland and a representative of the 55 elected county prosecutors.

Their lawyers say a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, plus earlier rulings in West Virginia cases, support the law.


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