NOM Loses Another Attempt To Flout Campaign Laws

Jim Burroway

August 12th, 2011

The National Organization for Marriage lost two more court cases yesterday when the First Circuit Court of Appeals rejected their bid to avoid complying with Rhode Island’s and Maine’s campaign disclosure laws. NOM had asked a federal district judge to exempt them from Rhode Island’s requirement that they disclose money they spent to support various candidates. This case involves NOM’s support for political candidates. A separate case in Maine concerning NOM’s support for a ballot question that overturned Maine’s marriage equality law in 2009 is still pending before the First Circuit Court. A lower court had upheld Maine’s financial disclosure laws concerning ballot measures.

Priya Lynn

August 12th, 2011

Did they really lose? My understanding is that they’ve ignored all the judgments against them and the authorities are too cowed by their influence to put one of them in jail to enforce it.

Henry X. Orna

August 12th, 2011

Flout, not flaunt.

Sir Andrew

August 12th, 2011

And ‘exempt them’ not ‘except them.’ Or, create an exception.

Stefan

August 13th, 2011

Lynn,

Yes they did lose. The reason they don’t release their donor list yet is because they keep appealing this case. It’ll be interesting to see what the Supreme Court will say about this…

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