Kalifornia AG Threatens FIRST AMENDMENT Rights of Non-Profit Donors

Kalifornia AG Threatens FIRST AMENDMENT Rights of Non-Profit Donors

Kalifornia AG Threatens FIRST AMENDMENT Rights of Non-Profit Donors

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is being deluged with requests from non-profit officials to withdraw her “unconstitutional” demand for public disclosure of donor names because it creates a “back door” around the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United.

Harris’ critics claim her demand violates the First Amendment and privacy laws, compromises donor privacy and security, and makes it easier for government officials and agencies to pressure dissenting groups challenging particular policies and programs.

Non-profit donor disclosure discourages contributions and undermines the Citizens United ruling that upheld political contributions by corporations and unions as exercises of First Amendment speech that government agencies like the Federal Election Commission cannot limit.

 

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