SCOTUS Rules for Privacy, Strikes Blow Against Cancel Culture

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July 20, 2021

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Non-profit organizations, like the Commonwealth Policy Center, received good news in a recent US Supreme Court ruling. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a California law that required nonprofits to disclose their largest donors. The problem with the law was that donor lists could be leaked, and the donors could be punished or “cancelled.” The law would have inordinately harmed larger donors who support conservative causes. It would also have harmed conservative groups who’d benefit from those donations. Chief Justice John Roberts said that “the deterrent effect” of the law on donors “is real and pervasive.” As we know, cancel culture seems to be on the hunt for new victims. Fortunately, in this case, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutional rights of private citizens by striking down the law.

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