Victory in NY!


In an important victory, a higher court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by NOM that sought to protect our rights to fully and fairly participate in the political process. Reuters reports:

The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan will force a lower court to address whether a New York state election law that requires some political advocacy groups to disclose financial donors and other sensitive information curbs speech.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, reinstated a lawsuit by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) against officials from the New York State Board of Elections. The Washington-based nonprofit organization had sought a declaratory judgment in 2010 that a state election law defining "political committee" violated the First Amendment.

Find out more about this lawsuit here.