Senate Democrats Want US Course Change on SCOTUS Donor Case (1)

Feb. 9, 2021, 12:01 PM; Updated: Feb. 9, 2021, 3:09 PM

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats urged the Biden administration to change the government’s course and oppose a bid at the Supreme Court by a Koch-backed group and other powerful interests to derail a California law requiring that charities disclose their donors.

In a letter on Monday to Acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, the lawmakers led by Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and committee Chair Richard Durbin of Illinois said backing by the conservative-majority high court could “grant constitutional protection to anonymous ‘dark money’ spending in elections and on disinformation campaigns.”

The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump said the law ...

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