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the court unanimously reversed an Illinois Supreme Court judgment that the state attorney general’s suit against for-profit fundraising corporations was an attempt to regulate fundraisers’ ability to engage in an activity that is protected by the First Amendment, based upon the fact that the fundraisers would retain 85% of the gross receipts from Illinois donors. Illinois ex rel. Madigan v. Telemarketing Associates Inc., No. 01-1806. The court remanded the case on the ground that states may maintain fraud actions when fundraisers make false or misleading representations designed to deceive donors about how their donations will be used. Ginsburg wrote the court’s opinion.

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