Last month, the Supreme Court smacked down then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ attempt to force charitable nonprofits to turn over the names of their top donors, calling the power-grab “facially unconstitutional.”
Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOA) proudly joined those calling for the Court to protect our donors, and this time the Court has largely delivered.
This issue goes back decades and has long united conservative and liberal activists. In 1958, in NAACP v. Alabama, the Supreme Court declared that the state’s attempt to strong-arm the NAACP to turn over its membership lists threatened the freedom of association. The current Court cited that case in turning aside Ms. Harris’ attempts to access charitable groups’ donors.