Supreme Court refuses to block dark money court order

Dark money groups will be required to disclose the identities of some anonymous donors after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop a lower court’s ruling from taking effect.

Crossroads GPS, a nonprofit Republican group, asked the high court to put the decision on hold while the case is appealed, but the justices declined Tuesday.

It applies to nonprofits that give money to super PACs for advertising that supports or opposes a specific federal candidate. It’s called an “independent expenditure.” Now donors giving more than $200 to nonprofits “for the purpose of furthering an independent expenditure” have to be disclosed to the Federal Election Commission.

The FEC, which is a defendant in the case, says the ruling went into effect Tuesday. A Crossroads GPS spokesman didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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