California Donor Disclosure Requirements Upheld - State and Federal Communications

May 21, 2014  •  

California Donor Disclosure Requirements Upheld

California 9th CircuitThe 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld political committee disclosure requirements of California’s Political Reform Act of 1974.

The ProtectMarriage.Com et al. v. Bowen et al. decision denied a challenge to semiannual disclosures requiring the identification of individuals who contributed more than $100 during or after a campaign, in addition to each contributor’s address, occupation, and employer.

The court further held the government’s interest in disclosing contributions to ballot initiative committees was not merely a pre-election interest.

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