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Liberal suppression : Section 501(c)(3) and the taxation of speech

Liberal suppression : Section 501(c)(3) and the taxation of speech

Author: Philip Hamburger
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In the course of exempting religious, educational, and charitable organizations from federal income tax, section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code requires them to refrain from campaign speech and much speech to influence legislation. These speech restrictions have seemed merely technical adjustments, which prevent the political use of a tax subsidy. But the cultural and legal realities are more disturbing.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hamburger, Philip, 1957-
Liberal suppression.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017034940
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Hamburger
ISBN: 9780226522135 022652213X
OCLC Number: 1030304690
Description: 1 online resource (399 pages)
Contents: Conceptual foundations. Group speech and liberal fears. Idealistic organizations in politics --
Liberal democratic anxieties --
The liberal assault. Influence and propaganda --
Segregation --
Subversion --
Political theory --
Unconstitutional. The force of law --
First Amendment principles --
Licensing and wholesale suppression --
Government interests --
Other avenues for speech --
Not only exemptions but also deductions --
Distortions of constitutional doctrine --
Divided and subdued. Rights of associators and associations --
Fractions of persons and rights --
Government homogenization of public opinion --
Contemporary speech restrictions.
Responsibility: Philip Hamburger.
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A polemic against the provision of the US tax code that prohibits political speech on the part of nonprofits-and, specifically, in this case, churches-arguing that it is an unconstitutional  Read more...


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