Justices Ask US SG To Weigh In On Calif. Donor Privacy Row

Law360 (February 24, 2020, 10:29 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the solicitor general to weigh in on two petitions by conservative advocacy groups challenging a California law requiring charitable organizations to disclose tax information about their largest donors.

The justices asked the solicitor general to file briefs in the appeals by the Charles Koch-affiliated Americans for Prosperity organization and the Thomas More Law Center. The groups, who assert the California law chills their First Amendment rights, had argued the Ninth Circuit was wrong in finding they had failed to show complying with California's donor disclosure requirement would burden their associational interests.

Under the state's...

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