The ruling follows a similar decision handed down by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in May. In that case, the Center for Competitive Politics sued the California attorney general over its donor disclosure policy.
In a statement, Mr. Schneiderman said Monday’s ruling “reaffirms some of our most basic responsibilities in overseeing the nonprofit sector” in New York.
The public, he said, “deserve[s] to know that we have the tools to ensure that charitable funds are properly used and can take action again dishonest fundraisers and solicitors.”