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Litigation

 

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

Accuracy About Voting—Needed on Both Sides of Debate

Edward B. Foley

The Golden Rule fully applies: speak truthfully about voting as you would have others also speak truthfully about voting.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

Donald Trump video outlines first 100 day plans

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted on Fox28 about Donald Trump’s latest video outlining plans for his first 100 days in office.

"Take immigration for example, one of the cornerstones of the Trump campaign, not just building the wall, but reversing some of President Obama's actions on immigration, in particular the protection of the immigrant children," Tokaji said. "There will be a big backlash from the growing Latino population if he acts too aggressively on that, something that could hurt the Republican Party for decades."

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Info & Analysis

U.S. District Judge Dissolves TRO, Halting Michigan Recount

A U.S. District Judge granted the request of the Michigan Republican Party and the Michigan Attorney General to dissolve a temporary restraining order that had allowed the Jill Stein-initiated recount to commence. Judge Mark Goldsmith determined that Stein failed to show entitlement to a recount under Michigan or federal law. The case is Stein v. Thomas.

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