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Freedom of Speech and Association

January 21, 2021

Protecting donors’ right to anonymity is a pressing First Amendment concern

Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra

This case is about whether the State of California may demand that every nonprofit organization that solicits funds in California hand over an unredacted form that contains the names and addresses of all donors who give $5,000 or more in a year Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots-focused nonprofit, refused, but the Ninth Circuit ultimately he ...

September 02, 2020

Nominal damages ensure more than symbolic vindication of constitutional rights

Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski

In Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, the Supreme Court will decide whether the government can moot a civil rights case by rescinding its unconstitutional policy after being sued, even though the plaintiff seeks nominal damages for a past, completed constitutional injury—in this case, a college student's First Amendment right to speak freely on campus. Th ...