(ConservativeInsider.org) – California is notorious for overregulation, a high cost of living, and being the leader in all things progressive. But, the state was given a slap on the wrist by the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) last week when it ruled that a California regulation that forced tax-exempt charities to share their donor list with the state’s attorney general’s office was unconstitutional.
On Thursday, July 1, Chief Justice John Roberts issued the majority opinion for our nation’s court after it chose to protect donors’ rights and privacy in a 6-3 decision. The vote took place along ideological lines with the liberal justices claiming such a law was not an invasion of privacy.
The law in question would have forced nonprofits to provide the personal information of donors who gave over $5,000 or 2% of the organization’s donations to the state attorney general’s office. In his opinion, Justice Roberts highlighted how the law is not constitutional because it “imposes a widespread burden on donors’ associational rights.” NPR shared about the ruling as it came out:
BREAKING: The Supreme Court has struck down a California law requiring nonprofits to disclose their large donors with the state — siding with rich donors and their desire to remain anonymous.https://t.co/5vj20FVjqZ
— NPR (@NPR) July 1, 2021
With this ruling, SCOTUS set a precedent that all other states must follow, forcing them to keep charitable donors anonymous. This allows Americans to confidently donate to causes they believe in without fear of retribution.
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