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Ariz. nonprofit appeals order for campaign records

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By JULIET WILLIAMS
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Attorneys for an Arizona nonprofit that gave $11 million to a California political action committee say they have appealed a court order compelling the group to turn over its financial records.

Spokesman Matt Ross says Americans for Responsible Leadership filed the appeal Thursday afternoon in Sacramento County Superior Court. A copy of the appeal was not immediately available from the court.

Judge Shelleyanne Chang ruled a day earlier that the Phoenix-based group should turn over internal documents to California's Fair Political Practices Commission by 5 p.m. Thursday.

The FPPC wants to know who is funding the group's contribution to the Small Business Action Committee PAC. The PAC opposes Gov. Jerry Brown's November tax initiative and a separate ballot initiative that would limit unions' ability to collect money for political causes.

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