Thursday, November 12, 2015

NOM lost another legal case this week


On Monday the Supreme Court denied a petition to hear Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris. This leaves in place a ruling by the Ninth Circuit that is adverse to NOM. The bottom line is that NOM Education Fund must submit unredacted annual reports (IRS 990) to California's AG in order to solicit tax-deductible contributions in California. The unredacted return includes a schedule of donors who contributed $5,000 or more.

To put this in perspective, all of the March for Marriage solicitations were through NOM-Ed in order to make those contributions tax deductible. 

I wrote about this matter last May. Since then NOM's status has changed from “in good standing” to “delinquent.” John Eastman (NOM's chairman) submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of his Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence which is really the conservative Claremont Institute. Does Eastman ever win? NOM had also filed an amicus brief at the appellate court.

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