One of Kamala Harris’ most consequential decisions came before the Supreme Court.
That ended up being bad news for the left.
And all hell broke loose when the Supreme Court just overruled Kamala Harris.
Back when Kamala Harris served as the attorney general of California, she pushed a measure requiring 501c(4) nonprofits to disclose their biggest donors – including their names and addresses – to the state.
That information would leak and left-wing activists would use the donors’ personal information to terrorize them.
Americans for Prosperity and the Thomas More Law Center sued.
They were joined by liberal organizations like the NAACP and ACLU in asking the Supreme Court to protect nonprofits from being forced to turn over their donors’ private information to the government.
The Court’s six Republican-appointed justices agreed and dealt a crippling blow to the left’s “disclose, dox, and terrorize” scheme to cut off the funding for conservative groups.
Even liberal Chief Justice John Roberts ruled against Harris’ disclosure demand ruling that the First Amendment right to freedom of association protected donors from the bullying, terrorizing, and harassment that would ensue once the state of California leaked donor information.
“When it comes to the freedom of association, the protections of the First Amendment are triggered not only by actual restrictions on an individual’s ability to join with others to further shared goals. The risk of a chilling effect on association is enough,” Roberts argued.
Roberts argued that any disclosure rule should start with the idea that disclosure rules are unnecessary and be very narrow in scope.
“The point is that a reasonable assessment of the burdens imposed by disclosure should begin with an understanding of the extent to which the burdens are unnecessary, and that requires narrow tailoring,” Roberts added.
The Court’s ruling also opened the door to striking down political campaign finance disclosure laws.
“While exacting scrutiny does not require that disclosure regimes be the least restrictive means of achieving their ends, it does require that they be narrowly tailored to the government’s asserted interest,” Roberts added.
Liberals ended up being victims of their own tactics.
Roberts wrote that in today’s age, anyone with a computer can access an individual’s address and workplace information.
The left’s dominance on social media and embrace of cancel culture only heightens the danger to individuals that donate to conservative groups and causes that liberal rage mobs will stalk them at their homes and pressure businesses to fire them if their donations were a matter of public record.
This decision kills laws like the DISCLOSE Act and provisions of what Republicans call the “Corrupt Politicians Act” which would require nonprofits to disclose their donors to the IRS.
That would be open season on conservative donors as left-wing ideologues at the IRS already leaked the tax returns for billionaires to the left-wing outlet ProPublica.
But that scheme is now dead.
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