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US to Supreme Court: Govt shouldn’t force charities to disclose donor data

U.S. files brief encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to take the ADF case Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra and a related case.
Possible Big Decisions at the U.S. Supreme Court as It Enters the Second Half of Its Term

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch regarding a brief filed Tuesday by the U.S. solicitor general encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court, which requested the brief, to take the ADF case Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra and a related case:

“Charitable entities shouldn’t be required to disclose confidential donor information to state officials who do not need it and who fail to adequately protect donor identities from disclosure to the public. We are pleased that the United States agrees that this case presents critically important issues that the Supreme Court should decide immediately. Forced donor disclosure is a threat to everyone and discourages both charitable giving and participation in the marketplace of ideas.”

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