CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson will be appearing this morning at a hearing before New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Charity Disclosure Regulations. Dickerson will be speaking at 11 am at 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, Room 1923, New York, NY on the constitutional issues surrounding non-profits and current and proposed disclosure regulations. His prepared comments specifically address:
The constitutional regulation of organized speech turns on two questions. First, is the communication in question about issues or candidates? Because if it is about issues, it generally cannot be regulated by the state. Second, is the purpose of the organization in question to influence elections, or does it have a broader purpose?
A copy of his comments can be found here.