charities

Disclosure Push Threatens Non-Profit Donors’ First Amendment Protections

Kathryn Watson, Daily Caller

California elected officials are leading a courtroom charge to bulldoze the 1958 NAACP v. Alabama Supreme Court decision that guarantees anonymity for non-profit donors who might otherwise be subjected to death threats and other forms of intimidation. The California attorney general’s (CAG) requirement that nonprofit groups disclose donor identities in order to solicit donations in the state threatens more than First Amendment rights.

State Politicians and Bureaucrats Violate Rights & Attack ‘Nongovernmental Democracy’

Some regulators believe their "probable cause" required by the Fourth Amendment is merely that they are regulators.  And, when they are questioned about their actual legal authority and grounds, these regulators often turn arrogant and bullying instead of providing notice and transparency. The National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) could take a stand for transparency and constitutional government if it adopts resolutions proposed in this article by our colleague constitutional lawyer Mark J. Fitzgibbons.

Which States Donate Most, Least to Charity?

T. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner

Not only did poor Americans give more in 2012 than they did before the Great Recession, but the bulk of donations in the U.S. came from states that voted for Romney. Meanwhile, the seven worst states for charitable donations voted to re-elect Obama.

Charities Taking Care of Unaccompanied Minors Getting Big Fed. Grants

Marianela Toledo, Daily Signal

Florida nonprofits have taken in more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who illegally crossed the southern border, but those organizations are being paid handsomely by taxpayers for doing so.