■ The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the National Organization for Marriage, a national antigay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine’s campaign disclosure law requiring it to release its donor list. The group donated $1.9 million to a campaign that helped repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law.
■ The justices said they will not hear a challenge from Illinois Republicans who want a Democratic-drawn legislative map thrown out. The appeal was filed by state Senate minority leader Christine Radogno and other Republicans who said the districts were gerrymandered to benefit the party and were unconstitutional.
■ The court refused to let the parents of Janet Chandler sue Wackenhut Corp., which in 1979 was hired to send guards to Holland, Mich., to provide security during a strike. Chandler, 23, a college student working at a hotel, was kidnapped, raped, and killed by Wackenhut guards.
■ The justices said they would not hear an appeal by Nebraska United for Life, an antiabortion group that was ordered by lower courts not to campaign for a law that requires health screening for women seeking abortions.
■ The court declined to hear an appeal from the parents of James Christopher Allen, who died after a Georgia deputy and police officer used a stun gun against him multiple times. They said the officers knew the man had mental and substance abuse issues.
■ The justices said they will not overturn a death sentence for a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her infant daughter in Oklahoma. They declined to hear an appeal from an Alabama death row inmate who killed his estranged wife in 1994.
■ The high court refused to hear an appeal from the parents of Ruddy Elizondo, who was shot by a Garland, Texas, police officer after a relative called for help.
■ It also declined to hear election-related appeals from three states. The cases challenged the makeup of the panel that nominates Iowa appellate and supreme court judges; a Minnesota law that bars judicial candidates from endorsing candidates in other elections; and a Washington state law that allows the top two finishers in a primary to advance to the general election, even if they are both Democrats or both Republicans.