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Charitable Planning: Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Donor Disclosure Case (In the News)

From Charitable Planning: The plaintiff also argued that forcing the disclosure would infringe its freedom of association, noting the AG had not offered “a particularized rationale” for requesting the information. Again, the court disagreed, saying “a merely subjective fear of future reprisals” did not sufficiently establish infringement, and disclosure would further the state’s “compelling interest” in enforcing laws against self-dealing, […]

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Empower Texans: Slouching Towards California (In the News)

By Tony McDonald The Center For Competitive Politics, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and defending First Amendment rights to free political speech, assembly, and petition has taken issue with the California rule and has filed suit to stop it. The group argues that Federal Law prohibits the California Attorney General from making their request. Furthermore, the group […]

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Center for Individual Freedom: Donor Disclosure Requirements Infringe on First Amendment Rights (In the News)

This podcast features CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson: Allen Dickerson, Legal Director at the Center for Competitive Politics, discusses why the California Attorney General’s demand for the list of supporters to a non-profit organization damages freedom of association, violates the clear terms of a federal tax law and ignores the Supremacy Clause of the United […]

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In the News: Charitable Planning: Charity Seeks to Block California AG's Demand for Donor Information

The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) filed the action in the federal district court for the Eastern District of California in March. Its motion for a preliminary injunction was heard last Thursday, April 17, but no ruling has yet issued. The AG demanded the donor information based on her reading of a CA statute that requires any charitable organizations soliciting contributions in the state to file financial reports with the […]

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In the News: Nonprofit Law Prof Blog: Nonprofits Challenge Donor Disclosures Required by California AG, IRS, and FEC

By Lloyd Mayer A tax-exempt nonprofit that solicit contributions in California is challenging a demand from the California Attorney General’s office that they provide unredacted copies of their IRS Form 990 Schedule B, which lists major donors.  As most readers of this blog likely know, while Schedule B is submitted to the IRS the IRS […]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: Opinion: California’s Assault on Free Speech

Center for Competitive Politics senior fellow Eric Wang on a lawsuit to stop California Attorney General Kamala Harris from demanding confidential nonprofit donor records. Photo: Getty Images  Watch…

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California AG faces court challenge today in free speech case

For Release: April 17, 2014  Contact: Joe Trotter  Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This afternoon a federal court in Sacramento will hear arguments in a First Amendment case that challenges an effort by California Attorney General Kamala Harris to force nonprofit groups to turn over confidential donor records to the state. Harris is demanding that nonprofit groups […]

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Background: Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris

The Issue in Brief Does California’s attorney general have the power to ban a nonprofit organization from asking for donations unless it hands over a list of its past supporters for inspection, even if the group has no involvement in elections? That simple question is at the heart of Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris. Federal […]

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