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Religious Institutions Update: September 2018
In Trump v. Hawaii, 138 S.Ct. 2392 (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the lowest level of constitutional scrutiny, rational basis review, must be applied to an Establishment Clause challenge to Presidential Proclamation 9645 indefinitely barring entry of nationals from five predominantly Muslim countries.
United States
1 Oct 2018
Religious Institutions Update: June 2018
Since 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court has expressly construed a neutral law of general applicability as consistent with the free exercise clause.
United States
8 Jun 2018
Nonprofit Hospitals Should Ensure Compliance With Section 501(r)
These new requirements were codified in Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code.
United States
9 Feb 2018
Religious Institutions Update: January 2018
OCR Director Roger Severino stated, "Laws protecting religious freedom and conscience rights are just empty words on paper if they aren't enforced.
United States
29 Jan 2018
Religious Institutions Update: November 2017
Serious data breaches have become routine in the United States, yet a recent survey shows that the majority of religious institutions do not have a full-time IT professional, have no system to detect a potential breach...
United States
4 Dec 2017
Games Of Chance Fundraising Led To $500,000 FEC Fine
Political Action Committees (PACs), in an increasingly competitive fundraising environment, are always searching for innovative and creative ways to fundraise.
United States
11 Sep 2017
Supreme Court: Public Benefit Programs Cannot Exclude Churches Solely Because They Are Religious
In Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, No. 15-577, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that excluding a church from a public benefit program for which it is otherwise qualified violates...
United States
5 Jul 2017
Tax Reform And The Potential Impact On Tax-Exempt Organizations
Both the Trump Administration and key leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are continuing their focus on tax reform.
United States
22 Jun 2017
Religious Institutions Update: June 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, No. 15-577.
United States
13 Jun 2017
Religious Institutions Update: May 2016
Has your nonprofit received a donation for a restricted purpose that has become impractical, impossible to achieve, wasteful or even unlawful?
United States
4 May 2016
Reminder To Charitable Hospitals: Final Section 501(r) Regulations Effective
Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code was added by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and imposes significant new requirements on charitable hospitals.
United States
13 Apr 2016
Religious Institutions Update: March 2016
The death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will have an uncertain effect on religious institutions.
United States
3 Mar 2016
Religious Institutions Update: January 2016
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued on Dec. 17, 2015, a memorandum instructing its examiners not to conduct employment tax audits of churches without getting in touch with a high-ranking Treasury Department official.
United States
1 Feb 2016
Lobbying Restrictions For 501(c)(4)s Receiving Federal Grants, Loans Or Other Awards - The Simpson Amendment
Although 501(c)(4) organizations have been in the news recently for potentially engaging in too much political activity, it is worth noting that a relatively obscure Senate amendment from 1995 prohibits lobbying by certain 501(c)(4)s.
United States
28 Jan 2016
Omnibus Spending Bill Brings Changes For The IRS And Section 501(c)(4) Organizations
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 into law.
United States
11 Jan 2016
Religious Institutions: October 2015
A non-compete clause, covenant not to compete or restrictive covenant is a contract provision under which one party agrees not to enter into or start a similar profession, trade or business in competition with another.
United States
19 Oct 2015
Enforceability Of Charitable Pledges
In 2010, billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates went public with their "Giving Pledge" campaign. The campaign asks the wealthiest people in the world to donate at least half of their wealth to charity either during lifetime or as a testamentary gift.
United States
28 Sep 2015
Religious Institutions: September 2015
Respondeat superior (literally, "let the master answer" in Latin) is a doctrine that applies when an employer or principal has the ability and authority to direct and control the pertinent acts of the employee.
United States
17 Sep 2015
DC Circuit Clarifies Public-Interest And News-Media Fee Waivers Under FOIA
To qualify for a public-interest fee waiver under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), requesters need not show ability to widely disseminate the information obtained.
United States
27 Aug 2015
Religious Institutions: August 2015
The decision by the United States Supreme Court on same-sex marriage has been greeted with praise and disdain by different corners of the country. The faith-based community has been especially outspoken.
United States
10 Aug 2015
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