Donor Disclosure Aids 1st Amendment, Justices Told

Law360 (March 1, 2021, 6:21 PM EST) -- Disclosures of large nonprofit donors serve a First Amendment interest in keeping the public informed and can therefore survive exacting scrutiny, a Yale Law School institute told the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute over California's disclosure law.

The First Amendment interest in providing the public information to allow informed decisions regarding public policy is an important competing interest to that of preserving the freedom of association, Yale's Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression told the justices. The institute filed an amicus brief in support of neither the Charles Koch-affiliated Americans for Prosperity Foundation and the Thomas More...

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