‘Friends’ of Koch-Backed Group Descend on Supreme Court

Bloomberg Law

Friends of a charity tied to the Koch brothers are flooding the U.S. Supreme Court with briefs that they hope will help convince the justices to nix a California law targeting donors. But the Campaign Legal Center’s Megan McAllen said the number of briefs isn’t as symbolic as it might appear at first glance. There’s been a “coordinated strategy” of litigation and advocacy designed to chip away at disclosure laws, not only in the context of charities but also in the field of campaign finance, McAllen said. The legal center, which supports strong campaign finance regulations, filed a brief in support of the California law while the case was pending at the Ninth Circuit.

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