Supreme Court Upholds Maine Campaign Finance Law - State and Federal Communications

February 28, 2012  •  

Supreme Court Upholds Maine Campaign Finance Law

Seal of MaineThe U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Maine election laws brought by the National Organization for Marriage claiming Maine’s reporting requirements for political action committees are vague and over-broad.

The Supreme Court let stand the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the constitutionality of the laws requiring the disclosure of contributions and expenditures in elections by PACs and by independent groups.

Maine defended its laws by arguing the laws were designed to inform voters about who is spending money to influence their votes.

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