Government Monitoring

When governments put citizens under surveillance for engaging in political speech or debate about important issues, they are less likely to exercise their First Amendment rights. Tracking movements, relationships, donations and support of causes invades people’s privacy and chills their participation in public life.

Donor disclosure law blocked in New Jersey

Earlier this month, Judge Brian Martinotti of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey granted a permanent injunction that bars New Jersey from enforcing S. 150, a state law that would have required certain nonprofit organizations to disclose information about their donors.

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