October 12, 2016

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux was quoted in an October 7 Bloomberg BNA article entitled "Bill Easing 501(c)(3) Politics Ban May Make Boundaries Murky." See Below.

Bill Easing 501(c)(3) Politics Ban May Make Boundaries Murky

Bloomberg BNA via Daily Tax Report
October 7, 2016
By Colleen Murphy

As a result, the bill creates a gray area for the IRS to enforce that would likely get murkier over time, said Roger Colinvaux, a law professor at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. The head of a hospital or the president of a university may make an endorsement in the course of fundraising-but the activity could expand from there.

"Maybe it starts off with kind of a conservative interpretation, but these things only get broader," Colinvaux, also the director of the university's Law and Public Policy Program, said. "Once you've gotten used to a world where charity leaders and officials are allowed to endorse candidates, I think it would shift the meaning of 'ordinary course.' "