WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear a dispute over California’s requirement that nonprofit groups turn over the names of major donors.
The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said the state has a right to review donor lists to determine whether a group is actually involved in charitable activities.
The conservative Center for Competitive Politics argued that the review violates donors’ right to privacy and freedom of association under the First Amendment.
A federal appeals court rejected the group’s challenge in May, finding there was no indication the state was trying to harass donors or discourage them from contributing.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris said donor lists were for official review only and would not be released to the public.