Suit against IRS challenges tax-exempt status for non-profits that make big political contributions
- Year: 2013
- Length: 5:17 minutes (4.84 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Three years after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling opened the way for unlimited outside political spending, the Court announced this week that it will hear another case for deregulating campaign finance. McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission seeks to remove the cap on how much one person can give to different candidates and political parties. Yet much of the spending that dominated this past election cycle didn’t come directly from individuals or corporations, but from non-profits. In a newly filed lawsuit against the IRS, a political ethics organization is challenging these groups’ tax-exempt status. In Washington, D.C., FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.