Chief Justice Announces Court Order on Donor Disclosures
September 27, 2018
Last week, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts announced a court order that nullifies the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) regulation allowing social welfare nonprofit donors to be anonymous. Roberts’ order blocked a lower court order in a case concerning Crossroads GPS, a politically active 501(c)(4) organization. The federal district judge overseeing the case ruled that the FEC regulation weakens the congressional goal of disclosing where donations to federal political campaigns originate. The chief justice, however, ruled that the Crossroads GPS case is stayed until further order.