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National Organization for Marriage Reacts to Supreme Court Decision Not to Hear Case Challenging Maine Campaign Finance Rules from 2009

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2012
Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Jen Campbell (703-683-5004)


"While we are disappointed that the US Supreme Court did not grant review in our challenge to Maine's application of campaign finance law in 2009, we will be reviewing the state's requests in light of the ruling." —John Eastman, NOM chairman—

National Organization for Marriage

Washington, D.C.—The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today said that in light of a decision today by the US Supreme Court, they will review requests from the state of Maine to disclose certain donors to the organization in 2009. The Supreme Court declined to grant review of lower court rulings in the case of NOM v. McKee.

"While we are disappointed that the US Supreme Court did not grant review in our challenge to Maine's application of campaign finance law in 2009, we will be reviewing the state's requests in light of the ruling," said John Eastman, NOM's Chairman and one of the nation's leading constitutional law experts. Eastman, the founder of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, has represented clients in more than 70 matters before the US Supreme Court. He continued, "In their briefs before the US Supreme Court, the state appeared to have substantially narrowed the type of information they were requesting from NOM. Had the state taken the position they took recently back in 2009, this litigation might well have been avoided. We will be reviewing the requests for information that the state has made in light if the narrow interpretation the State has now provided to its own statute."

The Court's ruling has no bearing on NOM's participation in the 2012 campaign to defeat Question 1 since it relates to rulings from 2009.

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To schedule an interview with John Eastman, Chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Jen Campbell (x145), [email protected], at 703-683-5004.

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