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Attorney General Mills hails the Maine Law Court’s ruling and calls on NOM to fully comply with Maine’s election laws
August 4, 2015
(AUGUSTA) Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills today applauded the latest in a string of legal victories upholding Maine’s campaign finance disclosure laws that have been flaunted by the National Organization for Marriage. Stemming from their failure to comply with Maine law during a 2009 referendum on Marriage equality, the National Organization for Marriage was today denied a stay of compliance by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court pending another appeal.
The decision noted that the ruling by the Maine Ethics Commission has withstood multiple challenges by NOM in state and federal court – none of which were successful – and that their pending appeal was unlikely to succeed.
“Enough is enough,” said Attorney General Janet T. Mills. “NOM has fought for almost six years to skirt the law and to shield the names of the out of state donors who bank-rolled their election efforts. The time has come for them to finally comply with state law like everyone else. The people of Maine have a right to know who is paying to influence our elections.”
Attorney General Mills praised the work of Assistant Attorney General Phyllis Gardiner for her efforts representing the Maine Ethics Commission and the State of Maine in this protracted litigation.