It’s not often that a court case brought by Koch-supported Americans for Prosperity Foundation and the Catholic Thomas More Law Center can garner support from the American Civil Liberties Union, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Human Rights Campaign, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Southern Poverty Law Center, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
But that is exactly what happened in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, a case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court after being argued on April 26. The case involves a challenge to a California law that would require all nonprofits operating in the state to disclose to California the names of their top donors listed on their confidential IRS Form 990 Schedule B.
Nearly 300 diverse groups filed or signed onto “friend-of-the-court” briefs opposing California’s donor disclosure law and supporting privacy rights. These groups represent a range of issues from human rights, religious liberties, racial justice, and LGBT preferences to free speech, animal welfare,