Bad News For NOM: Supreme Court Lets Stand WA Campaign Disclosure Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a Washington state anti-assisted suicide group that has refused to disclose the names of its donors. Last week NOM lost a similar battle to cloak its donors in Maine and some have expected them to take their appeal to SCOTUS.

The court on Tuesday let stand without comment a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the state’s disclosure requirements. Human Life of Washington challenged the requirements as a violation of the First Amendment. The group didn’t want to reveal its donors in a 2008 campaign opposing an assisted suicide ballot measure. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the disclosure requirements “have become an important part of our First Amendment tradition.”

Wanna bet NOM still doesn’t comply in Maine?