Antonin Scalia Would Be Appalled at What Supreme Court Conservatives Are Arguing Now

Posted on AllSides April 27th, 2021
From The Left
free speech, SCOTUS, Antonin Scalia

A majority of the court seems to think that public criticism of high-dollar donors is the real threat to the First Amendment.

“Requiring people to stand up in public for their political acts fosters civic courage,” Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in 2010, “without which democracy is doomed.” Scalia would be aghast by arguments on display at the Supreme Court on Monday in American for Prosperity v. Bonta.

The case constitutes a challenge to a California disclosure law that requires tax-exempt charities to disclose their high-dollar donors to the state attorney...

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