SCOTUS denies NOM appeal; transparency trumps faux victimhood
October 01, 2012, by Jeremy Hooper
Just in from the AP wire:
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine’s campaign disclosure law requiring it to release its donor list. [Associated Press via WaPO]
It looks like NOM might be at the end of the line with this, the ongoing attempt to hide its monied pipelines behind hollow cries of victimhood. A nice victory for cleaner, fairer elections!
**UPDATE: What does this mean in the short term? Well, I just got this clarification from Maine officials:
[T]here will be no immediate release from the state. The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices must first wrap up its investigation and then make a determination whether NOM is a ballot question committee. If that determination is made, then NOM would have an obligation to file reports listing contributions and expenditures.
Stay tuned to NOM Exposed for any and all developments!