Professor Mead Writes, Comments on Supreme Court Case

Professor Joe Mead published an essay at HistPhil about donor disclosure requirements for fundraising charities in the pending Supreme Court case, Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. California. Professor Mead argues that the case fits within a long history of government regulation of charitable solicitation, including nefarious attempts to target the NAACP, out-of-state charities, and organizations such as advocating for LGBT equality. Professor Mead also describes the current regulatory context and suggests potential implications for the Court’s ruling.

HistPhil is a publication on the history of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, with a particular emphasis on how history can shed light on contemporary philanthropic issues and practice. The essay is available here: https://histphil.org/2021/04/07/the-charitable-solicitation-context-of-americans-for-prosperity-foundation-v-beccerra/

In addition, Professor Mead was quoted by Bloomberg Tax in its preview article about this Supreme Court case:  https://news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report/state-charity-oversight-at-stake-in-scotus-donor-disclosure-case

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