election law

NOM Begins Court Battle To Slime Andrew Cuomo Without Revealing Who’s Paying For It

Brian Brown and the National Organization for Marriage heads to federal court in Buffalo today, where it’ll attempt to convince a judge that it should be able to run ads in the state’s gubernatorial campaign without registered as a PAC because, uh, something about the First Amendment. NOM wants to throw its weight behind Carl Paladino while not giving up the names of its donors, which is silly because “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” would fit on a single page. To succeed, the court will have to declare unconstitutional state election law, which the state Board of Elections ruled is not.