Difference between revisions of "Maine finance campaign law challenged"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - '<references/>' to '{{reflist}}')
Line 11: Line 11:
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
<references/>
+
{{reflist}}
  
 
{{state news}}
 
{{state news}}

Revision as of 08:09, 9 June 2011

October 22, 2009

Invest.png

Augusta, Maine: Yesterday, the National Organization for Marriage and American Principles in Action filed a constitutional challenge, NOM v. Mckee et al., to Maine's campaign finance law that requires that any person or organization who contributes or spends more than $5,000 on a ballot measure be registered as a "ballot measure committee." According to the James Madison Center for Free Speech, a Maine law that required individuals or organizations to register as political action committees (PACs) was declared unconstitutional approximately 10 years ago. That case was Volle v. Webster.[1]

Both groups are also seeking a restraining order that would allow for the groups to run television ads and donate funds to the Question 1 campaign without registering as a committee.[2]

See also

Ballotpedia News
* Campaign finance requirements for Maine ballot measures

References