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.
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.
* Campaign finance requirements for Maine ballot measures