Wall Street Journal: Sometimes Freedom Requires Confidentiality (LTE) (In the News)

Allen Dickerson

The case to which Mr. Abrams refers, Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris, concerns the privacy of donors to charities that cannot by law engage in electoral advocacy. California’s policy cannot possibly help voters “make informed choices in the political marketplace,” in part because state officials promise to keep the information confidential.

While disclosure may be valuable where donors are seeking to influence election results, the same rationale does not apply to groups that aren’t engaged in politics.

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.