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'''Augusta, [[Maine]]:''' Yesterday, the [[National Organization for Marriage]] and American Principles in Action filed a constitutional challenge, NOM v. Mckee et al., to [[Campaign finance requirements for Maine ballot measures|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.<ref>[http://www.jamesmadisoncenter.org/NOM/Index.html ''James Madison Center for Free Speech'',"NOM v. McKee," retrieved October 22, 2009]</ref>
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'''Augusta, [[Maine]]:''' Yesterday, the [[National Organization for Marriage]] and American Principles in Action filed a constitutional challenge, NOM v. Mckee et al., to [[Campaign finance requirements for Maine ballot measures|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.<ref>[http://www.jamesmadisoncenter.org/NOM/Index.html ''James Madison Center for Free Speech'',"NOM v. McKee," accessed October 22, 2009]</ref>
  
Both groups are also seeking a restraining order that would allow for the groups to run television ads and donate funds to the [[Maine_Same-Sex_Marriage_People's_Veto,_Question_1_(2009)|Question 1]] campaign without registering as a committee.<ref>[http://www.jamesmadisoncenter.org/NOM/TROMotion.pdf ''James Madison Center for Free Speech'',"Motion for Temporary Restraining Order," retrieved October 22, 2009]</ref>
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Both groups are also seeking a restraining order that would allow for the groups to run television ads and donate funds to the [[Maine_Same-Sex_Marriage_People's_Veto,_Question_1_(2009)|Question 1]] campaign without registering as a committee.<ref>[http://www.jamesmadisoncenter.org/NOM/TROMotion.pdf ''James Madison Center for Free Speech'',"Motion for Temporary Restraining Order," accessed October 22, 2009]</ref>
  
 
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October 22, 2009

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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

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* Campaign finance requirements for Maine ballot measures

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