Prof. Aprill published letter on donor disclosure in L.A. Times

On Nov. 28, 2012, Professor Ellen Aprill's letter to the editor concerning federal tax and election laws pertaining to donor disclosure to non-profit groups.

"Re 'States press groups to list donors,' Nov. 26

The argument by nonprofit groups resisting disclosure of donors described in this article — that they are "caught between conflicting state and federal regulations" — is a specious one.

Federal tax and election laws do not require disclosure, but these laws do not in any way forbid disclosure under other applicable law, including state disclosure requirements."