Stranger than Fiction: Upholding the Constitutionality of the § 501(c)(3) Lobbying and Campaign Restrictions after Citizens United

88 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2011  

Michael R. Newton

Independent

Date Written: April 22, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Citizens United, 501(c)(3), Political Speech, Lobbying

Suggested Citation

Newton, Michael R., Stranger than Fiction: Upholding the Constitutionality of the § 501(c)(3) Lobbying and Campaign Restrictions after Citizens United (April 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1819902 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1819902

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