Friday, May 29, 2009

Roger Hunt Returns to Court on Monday


Secret 2006 Abortion Donation Back In SF Court

Secretary of State Chris Nelson goes back to court Monday in Sioux Falls in his quest to make state Rep. Roger Hunt reveal the name of the person who gave an anonymous $750,000 donation toward the 2006 vote to ban most abortions in the state.

The Brandon Republican set up the corporation Promising Future Inc., which gave the money to

Hunt refused to say who made the donation. Nelson sued and Circuit Judge Kathleen Caldwell of Sioux Falls sided with Hunt. The state then appealed and the state Supreme Court overturned the ruling, which revived the lawsuit. Caldwell now must determine whether a corporation set up to make the donation meets the legal definition of a committee that is required to file financial reports.

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