Job Creators Network Reacts to SCOTUS Rulings on Arizona Voting Rules & California Donor Disclosure Requirement
Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2021) – Today, two critical rulings were made by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The Court struck down a California rule that required all charities to disclose major donors, finding that it was an infringement of donors’ First Amendment rights. The Supreme Court also upheld Arizona’s voting regulations. The regulations enforced rules on third party mail-in ballot collection and disallowed votes cast in the wrong precinct.
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling upheld Arizona’s common sense election law, preventing the fraud-laden practices of ballot harvesting and counting of ballots in the wrong precinct. This spells trouble for the Department of Justice’s wrongheaded lawsuit against the state of Georgia over its election reform law, and also further demonstrates Major League Baseball’s decision to move its All-Star Game from Georgia – robbing local businesses of $100 million in revenue – was absurd. I guess the MLB will have to add Arizona to the list of states that can’t host an All-Star Game now, unless they’re willing to admit they were wrong about Georgia.”
Additional statement from Job Creators Network legal counsel Howard Kleinhendler, who represented JCN in its lawsuit against MLB:
“The Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s election law reinforces the argument that MLB’s decision to move the All-Star game out of Atlanta had no objective merit. It was a heartless decision based on MLB’s desire to identify with the woke cancel culture.”
Alfredo Ortiz also released the following statement reacting to the decision in the AFP case:
“We are extremely pleased to see the Supreme Court ruling against shameless attacks on the First Amendment. Donor privacy enjoys widespread support across the political spectrum, including the ACLU and the NAACP – as they and other liberal organizations filed amicus briefs supporting the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Especially in times like these, when donors and supporters who support or advocate on different issues could face physical harm or harassment for their beliefs, the court was right to protect their anonymity. This is a warning to liberals in Congress who want to force disclosure to intimidate donors: your own supporters oppose you on this.”