The State of SD lets Roger Hunt wipe his ass with the constitution

Go figure, money talks;

South Dakota officials have reached an agreement that ends a legal dispute on whether a state lawmaker had to make public the name of an anonymous donor who gave $750,000 to an unsuccessful campaign supporting a proposed abortion ban in 2006.

Attorney General Marty Jackley, Secretary of State Chris Nelson and state Rep. Roger Hunt of Brandon announced the agreement, which provides that no further appeals or claims will be filed in the case. The agreement means the name of the anonymous donor will not be released.

Circuit Judge Kathleen Caldwell of Sioux Falls ruled earlier this month that the secretary of state could not require disclosure under the law in effect in 2006 and the definition of a ballot question committee was unconstitutional.


#1 Douglas Wiken on 11.25.09 at 7:50 pm

The very rich can break laws to express their opinions expensively and escape with no punishment, meanwhile a Rapid City judge sentenced an alcoholic to 5 years in the state pen for painting graffiti on the walls of a new business building.

#2 l3wis on 11.25.09 at 9:12 pm

I don’t think the donor should be charged with a crime, just spill the beans. If you believe so strongly in your cause to cut a check for $750,000 you would think you wouldn’t have a problem with telling people that. Everyone knows who it is anyway, so it really doesn’t matter. As soon as she croaks maybe someone will say something then.

#3 Helga on 11.27.09 at 1:11 am

But if the person was a democrat the wingers would be going crazy demanding to know the name of the person.

#4 l3wis on 11.27.09 at 1:43 am

You know it Helga. They might even start burning people at the stake until they figure it out.