Transparency for big political donors imperiled by Supreme Court decision

Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle, July 11, 2021, observes that the July 1 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the California donor disclose law is unconstitutional paves the way for courts to restrict campaign finance laws that call for the revelation of the identities of political donors. Then Justice Anthony Kennedy noted in the Citizens United ruling of 2010 that the electorate would still know who gave what to campaigns in upholding disclosure requirements. That assurance is now in jeopardy.

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