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Donor privacy under attack

First Amendment | Nonprofits seek protection from disclosing who supports them
by Steve West
Posted 6/09/20, 01:51 pm

When donors give money to a nonprofit, they don’t expect the organization to make their personal information public. And most nonprofit groups prohibit disclosing donor details. But elected officials in recent years have worked to erode that privacy under the guise of exposing the influence of “dark money” on causes or elections.

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Trump vs. Twitter

First Amendment | The president orders a review of social media protections
by Steve West
Posted 6/02/20, 04:22 pm

A dust-up between the White House and Twitter has reignited the debate over who—if anyone—should regulate online speech.

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Shuttered churches to reopen

Religious Liberty | California, Minnesota resume worship after church bans challenged
by Steve West
Posted 5/26/20, 07:17 pm

In Los Angeles, you could line up at the local marijuana dispensary, purchase liquor, and shop at the local Walmart or Costco during the coronavirus pandemic but you couldn’t gather for church. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, changed that on Monday when he gave in to pressure and relaxed restrictions on in-person worship.

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