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Gill v. IRS

Case Information

Date Filed: February 19, 2013
State: Washington, D.C.
Issue: Campaign Finance
Courts that Heard this Case: United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Case 1:13-cv-00213)

Issue:

Whether the IRS regulation allowing tax exempt status for "social welfare" organizations is arbitrary or capricious as applied to groups active in particular political races.

Status:

Complaint filed 2/19/13. IRS's motion to dismiss filed 4/22/13. Plaintiffs' Memo in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss filed 5/17/13. Joint Stipulation of Dismissal filed 6/7/13.

 

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

The Electoral Fix We Really Need

Edward B. Foley

The Electoral College winner should be the majority choice in each state that counts towards that Electoral College victory.

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Trump: Mike Pence to lead voter fraud probe

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor in an article about the investigation into voter fraud that will be led by Vice President Mike Pence. More than a dozen lawsuits nationwide regarding voting rights and access await federal court.

“Voting litigation is increasing, not decreasing,” Foley said. “The main impression … is that when a law looks like it’s engaging in outright disenfranchisement of a valid voter, even conservative judges have been stopping that. [But] the judiciary is more tolerant with state legislatures adjusting issues of convenience and accessibility, if the adjustment is not outright disenfranchisement.”

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Info & Analysis

U.S. District Judge Rules that Ohio Voter Services Website Violates ADA

A U.S. District Judge issued an opinion finding that the Ohio Secretary of State\'s voter services website violates Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act because it is not accessible to visually impaired Ohio voters. Judge George C. Smith ordered Secretary of State John Husted to make the site more accessible by September 29, 2017. As discussed in the opinion, the information on the voter services site does not meet established standards of accessibility for visually impaired voters who use screen reading software. The case is Hindel v. Husted.

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