No protection — yet — for group’s donor privacy

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy refused on Monday — but maybe only temporarily — to protect a non-profit political rights group from having to disclose its list of donors to state officials in California.  Kennedy said in the denial order that the request of the Center for Competitive Politics could be renewed “in light of further developments.”
While he did not explain what those developments might be, it could be that he was anticipating that state officials might make a new move to obtain those lists, or that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit might take a new step to facilitate officials’ access to donors’ identities.

The Center has argued that its rights of free speech and political association have been violated by California’s demand that it turn over documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service that

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