U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


2020 Term


Questions Presented

Whether the exacting scrutiny this Court has long required of laws that abridge the freedoms of speech and association outside the election context—as called for by NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Patterson, 357 U.S. 449 (1958), and its progeny—can be satisfied absent any showing that a blanket governmental demand for the individual identities and addresses of major donors to private nonprofit organizations is narrowly tailored to an asserted law-enforcement interest.

Case Updates

Supreme Court holds that California law requiring disclosure of an association’s members is facially unconstitutional

July 01, 2021

Click here to view the opinion.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to reaffirm that infringements on associational privacy must be narrowly tailored

March 01, 2021

Click here to view the amicus brief. Caleb P. Burns,Stephen J. Obermeier, Jeremy J. Broggi, and Boyd Garriott of Wiley Rein LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

The Chamber also filed a brief supporting the cert. petition.

Cert. petition granted

January 08, 2021

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases that will determine whether charitable organizations registered in California must disclose to the State donor information contained in Schedule B of IRS Form 990. Two 501(c)(3) organizations challenged California’s disclosure requirement under the First Amendment; the Ninth Circuit upheld the requirement.

​U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in support of cert. petitions in First Amendment cases, arguing that the Court should grant review of Ninth Circuit judgment permitting California Attorney General to demand donor information from nonprofits

September 25, 2019

Click here to view the Chamber’s amicus brief.

Caleb P. Burns, Stephen J. Obermeier, Jeremy J. Broggi, and Boyd Garriott of Wiley Rein LLP served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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