PODCAST. In January 2021, Catherine Peery interviews coastal local attorney, Louis Castoria for KPDO Radio’s Coastside Conversations.
Let’s start with this:
“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted KDV’s petition to hear a free speech and assembly case brought by its client, the Thomas More Law Center, against the California Attorney General (the “A.G.”). The case arises from a demand by the A.G.’s office that all nonprofit charities that are active in the state turn over their list of significant donors. It is the first KDV case that will be heard by the high court.” ~ Kaufman Dolowich Voluck (KDV)
Based on an interview San Francisco partner Louie Castoria did with Mark Hrywna, The NonProfit Times published this article on the TMLC case.
After winding its way through California courts during the past half-decade or more, a case involving donor disclosure requirements ultimately will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this spring.
The nation’s top court consolidated two cases brought against the California Attorney General by the Thomas More Law Center and Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra (Docket No. 19-255) on Jan. 8.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted KDV’s petition to hear a free speech and assembly case brought by its client, the Thomas More Law Center, against the California Attorney General (the “A.G.”). The case arises from a demand by the A.G.’s office that all nonprofit charities that are active in the state turn over their list of significant donors. It is the first KDV case that will be heard by the high court.
San Francisco partner Louie Castoria filed and handled the case at the trial level, arguing that strict scrutiny must be applied to state laws that seek to compel member or donor lists, in keeping with Supreme Court decisions in the 1950s in favor of the NAACP, and finding that states may not compel such disclosures. The trial court granted a permanent injunction against the A.G., though the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the judgment, setting the scene for KDV’s request that the Supreme Court hear the case.
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