CENTER FOR COMPETITIVE POLITICS v. KAMALA D. HARRIS, Attorney General of California.
Brief of Amici Curiae (August 31, 2015)
The Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) has joined with the Buckeye Institute, the Alliance Defending Freedom, and the National Taxpayers Union in asking the United States Supreme Court to take up the case of Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently announced that charities and tax-exempt organizations may not fund-raise from California residents unless they first provide the government with a list of their significant donors. The Ninth Circuit held that this practice does not violate the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
The brief asks the United States Supreme Court to grant certiorari in order to overturn the Ninth Circuit’s holding that compelled disclosure does not offend the First Amendment. At the moment, that holding only applies to states within the Ninth Circuit. Those states include California, Arizona, Nevada, and other western states and Pacific U.S. territories.