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July 12, 2021

California may not require charities to submit list of contributors, divided U.S. Supreme Court holds

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed and remanded (Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta) a Ninth Circuit decision that would have continued to allow California to require charities to submit Schedule B, Schedule of Contributors, to the state's attorney general. Applying an exacting-scrutiny standard, the Supreme Court concluded that California's requirement to submit Schedule B was not narrowly tailored to the state's interest of investigating misconduct by charities.