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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to California Requiring Nonprofit Donor Lists

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to California Requiring Nonprofit Donor Lists

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from two conservative charities that fundraise in California, challenging demands by that state for a list of financial contributors, which the Trump administration argues violates the two tax-exempt groups’ constitutionally protected freedom of association. The appeals concern then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s conduct in office. Currently a U.S. senator representing the Golden State, Harris is scheduled to be sworn in as vice president on Jan. 20. The case is Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra, and a companion case, Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra, which have been consolidated and will be heard together by the court on a date that’s yet to be decided. The Trump administration had urged the high court to take the case in a friend-of-the-court brief. Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) and its sister organization, Americans for Prosperity, are influential libertarian-conservative nonprofits funded by businessman Charles Koch …

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