Stranger than Fiction: Upholding the Constitutionality of the § 501(c)(3) Lobbying and Campaign Restrictions after Citizens United
Michael R. Newton
University of Illinois College of Law
April 22, 2011
Citizens United v. FEC was a landmark case in which it was deemed unconstitutional to restrict the speech of corporations. Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations are not allowed to engage in political speech and are restricted in lobbying as well. This paper argues that after Citizens United these restrictions are also unconstitutional.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 88
Keywords: Citizens United, 501(c)(3), Political Speech, Lobbying
Date posted: April 25, 2011