Secret Luna supporters seek federal hearing
A group seeking to avoid being forced to reveal donors behind TV ads promoting public schools chief Tom Luna's education overhaul wants the case decided in federal court.
Education Voters of Idaho's lawyer filed a formal notice of removal on Thursday.
That's just hours before a state district judge in Boise on Friday is scheduled to consider Secretary of State Ben Ysursa's demand that EVI disclose its donors.
EVI contributed more than $200,000 that went to campaign ads.
Ysursa argues it's required by Idaho's 38-year-old Sunshine law to disclose donors.
But EVI attorney Christ Troupis has said his client is a nonprofit that's allowed to shield donors' identities, to preserve their free-speech rights.
This dispute has dominated headlines ahead of the Nov. 6 vote on whether Luna's overhaul will survive.