Dirigo Blue: NOM loses at Appeals Court
Maine blogger Gerald Weinand makes my day:
This morning, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) lost its appeal of a 1st District Court ruling requiring it to turn over information on its donors to the Maine Ethics Commission. NOM was ordered to turn over the names by Magistrate Judge John Rich in May.
NOM is the Mormon front group that donated $1.9 million in a successful effort last year to overturn Maine’s law that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry.
The Appeals Court found that the documents requested by the Ethics Commission do not violate 1st Amendment guarantees, nor does that request impose a “significant risk of chill.”
Joe Sudbay sums up: Bad day for campaign cheaters: NOM loses in Maine; Mormons lose in California
Totally O/T: By the way, I TA’d for Ralph Hancock, the BYU prof who is currently pondering perilous political navet & Prop 8 over at T&S in a post titled LDS & Public Square. This is me inviting you to comment over there if you’ve got the inclination and time.
Shorter Ralph Hancock: