Ginni Thomas' Nonprofit Group Stumbles Out Of The Gate
Well, I guess it's not a matter of whether or not the wife of a Supreme Court justice can be politically active. First ya gotta file the right paperwork. The Los Angeles Times Kathleen Hennessey is still on the Virginia-based nonprofit organizations beat:
In a letter to Virginia Thomas on Thursday, the state Office of Consumer Affairs directed Liberty Central Inc. to the Virginia law that requires groups to register with the office or request an exemption before seeking donations for a charitable purpose.
Goof! You'd imagine an ambitious activist like Ginni Thomas would know all the rules (and check them twice since she does share a bed with someone who's pretty well-versed in the law) before going whole hog into the partisan soup. But the Virginia officials are here to help and inform, not to penalize. Now that LC is aware of the need to register, they can snuff out the oversight and begin raking in the campaign dollars.
Or they can refuse to register and see what happens. I wonder how the Supreme Court would rule on that.