David Keating

Sacramento Bee: Demand for nonprofits’ donor lists violates First Amendment (In the News)

David Keating The Supreme Court has – for nearly 60 years – protected nonprofits from being forced to hand the private information of their supporters over to state governments. In the landmark civil rights era case, NAACP v. Alabama, the court affirmed that the constitutional right of all Americans “to pursue their lawful private interests […]

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Wall Street Journal (LTE): Is Mandatory Voting an Idea Whose Time Has Come? (In the News)

By David Keating Of course, President Obama failed to note that Australia’s campaign finance laws make the court’s ruling in Citizens United look timid by comparison. Australia allows unlimited donations to candidates and parties, and donations from corporations or even foreigners are allowed. Here, such donations are banned for federal candidates. Australians can claim a tax deduction of $1,166 for donations […]

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