[Eugene Volokh] First Amendment Challenge to L.A.'s Requirement That Contractors Disclose Ties to NRA

You can see the story about the lawsuit, together with a link to the complaint, at Courthouse News Service; here's my analysis from when the ordinance was enacted (in February), which I still think is correct: The ordinance states, Each [contract] Awarding Authority shall require that a Person fully disclose prior to entering into a Contract, all of its and its Subsidiaries' contracts with or Sponsorships of the NRA. The disclosure required under this section shall continue throughout the term of the Contract, thereby obligating a Person to update its disclosure each time the Person or its Subsidiary contracts with or enters into a Sponsorship with the NRA. And it makes clear that it is motivated by the NRA's political advocacy, as you can see from the recitals at the start of the ordinance (e.g., "the NRA leadership, with the financial support of its dues paying members, continues to lobby against gun safety regulations"). But the…

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