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Van Hollen v. IRS

Case Information

Date Filed: August 21, 2013
State: Washington, D.C.
Issue: Campaign Finance
Courts that Heard this Case: District Court for the District of Columbia (Case 1:13-cv-01276)

Issue:

Issue 1:

Did the IRS unlawfully withhold or unreasonably delay in failing to initiate a rulemaking to amend TR 1.501(c)(4)?

Issue 2:

 Does the IRS's directive constitute an act that is arbitrary, capricious, or an abuse of discretion because it permits section 501(c)(4) organizations to engage in substantial election campagin interventions?

Status:

Complaint filed 8/21/13. Case consolidated with CREW v. IRS on 9/6/13. Notice of Voluntary Dismissal by Van Hollen, Democracy 21, Campaign Legal Center, and Public Citizen, Inc. filed 12/6/13.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

North Carolina’s disputed race for governor: historical context

Edward B. Foley

Federal courts have a power to protect voting rights that they lacked until recently.

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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

Divided District Court Panel Finds Wisconsin Assembly Districts Unconstitutionally Drawn

In a 2-1 opinion, a District Court panel determined that the redistricting plan enacted by the Wisconsin legislature in 2011 was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The court deferred its ruling as to a remedy, ordering further briefing by the parties. The case is Whitford v. Nichol.

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