Supreme Court Refuses to Hear NOM Appeal to Keep Donors Secret in Maine

On January 31st, the National Organization for Marriage lost an appeal to keep its list of ballot question committee and donor names private, so it appealed to the Supreme Court.

Nom_maineSCOTUS apparently refused today to hear the case:

…the Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a constitutional challenge to a Maine law that requires those seeking to raise and spend money in state election campaigns to organize as a political action committee for that activity, and make significant disclosures about their financial operations.   That was challenged in a petition, National Organization for Marriage v. McKee (11-599), after the state law was upheld by the First Circuit Court.  The NOM is an organizations set up to promote the traditional view of marriage as being reserved solely for opposite-sex couples.  It argued in challenging the PAC requirement that states do not have the constitutional authority to impose such obligations unless an organization has election campaign activity as its “major purpose.”

(h/t Joe)