Today, the U.S. Supreme Court put the final slap down on a two-year-old challenge to our state's campaign disclosure law that that requires people who donate over $25 to fund initiative campaigns (or counter-campaigns) to disclose their names. It's a pretty satisfying victory, if you look back on it.
To refresh your memory: In 2008, a group called Human Life of Washington first began squealing about the unconstitutionality of the law when the "Death with Dignity" initiative was placed on the ballot (which, when passed, legalized physician assistance for the dying). Human Life opposed the initiative, obviously—they ran numerous radio ads against it. They also opposed the idea that they had to "follow the law" and "disclose donors" who helped fund their counter campaign, Shit Yourself and Die Alone Like God Intended (I might be paraphrasing, here).
Aside from claiming the disclosure laws were unconstitutional, the group said they risked suffering "irreparable injury" if they were forced to disclose their donors, because hordes of pro-choicers would hunt them down and subject them to harassment and intimidation (otherwise known as, "Life with Ridicule").
In 2008, a federal court judge forced the group to disclose their donors anyway. Since then, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and now the U.S. Supreme Court have both
sided with upheld the state’s position.
Meanwhile, a quick Google search proves Human Life is still around, sticking their sanctimonious fingers in everybody else's pies, all in the name of God and education.