The deep NOM roots of Herman Cain’s legal team
If Herman Cain does end up suing Politico (doubtful), the lawyers he uses have a history at the National Organization for Marriage, and they were involved in the Citizens United decision.
So not only are they behind some anti-gay organizations, they are also promoting bigots anonymous and black box political superpacs which was the result of the Citizens United decision, all because religious zealots want to fund anti gay campaigns anonymously.
What do anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and Herman Cain have in common? Cain’s legal team consists of Sarah Troupis, Scott Bieniek and Joseph LaRue, three attorneys who until very recently worked for NOM’s bigshot GOP lawyer James Bopp, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Legal Blog.
While under Bopp’s employ at James Madison Center for Free Speech they worked on NOM-linked cases like Doe v. Reed, Family PAC v. McKenna and protectmarriage.com v. Bowen.
If the name James Bopp sounds familiar it’s because he’s the guy behind the case Citizens United v. FEC. In their 2010 ruling on Citizens United the US Supreme Court removed limits on campaign spending by corporations, unions and nonprofit groups but kept in place the requirement that the identities of campaign donors be disclosed to the public.