Riley v. National Federation of the Blind
United States Supreme Court
487 U.S. 781 (1988)
A North Carolina statute required professional fund-raisers to disclose certain information to prospective donors, including the percentage of contributions collected by fund-raisers over the previous 12 months that was donated to charity. A group of professional fund-raisers, charitable organizations, and potential charitable donors (plaintiffs) challenged the statute as an unconstitutional restriction of free speech. The district court held in favor of the plaintiffs, and the court of appeals affirmed. The state appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brennan, J.)
Concurrence (Scalia, J.)
Dissent (Rehnquist, J.)
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