NOM has lost yet another attempt to evade Maine’s campaign finance law after a federal appeals court refused to hear their case.
The appeal came after a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston a month ago rejected the National Organization for Marriage’s challenge to Maine’s political action committee laws, and upheld Maine’s law requiring disclosure of independent expenditures in candidate elections. In a decision Wednesday, the court denied NOM’s request for a rehearing. NOM was the primary donor in 2009 to Stand for Marriage Maine, a political action committee that helped repeal Maine’s same-sex marriage law. Other legal issues between NOM and the state of Maine, including one dealing with disclosure of donors, remain unsettled.