Requirement of Candidates for Political Office to File a Statement Identifying Each Contributor

In Brown v. Socialist Workers '74 Campaign Comm. (459 US 87 [1982]), the Socialist Workers Party challenged the constitutionality of the disclosure provisions of the Ohio Campaign Expense Reporting Law that required every candidate for political office to file a statement identifying each contributor and each recipient of a disbursement of campaign funds. After a trial, the District Court for the Northern District of Ohio entered a temporary restraining order barring enforcement of the provision.