Jonathan Oberman, a professor who trains public defenders at Cardozo Law School, also scoffs at Vance’s reasoning. “There are conflicting stories from a witness?” he says. “Okay — then just apply the same standard to poor and low-income people and let them derive the same benefit.”
December 4, 2017 OUPblog - The Johnson Amendment bans tax-exempt institutions from participating in political campaigns. The tax bill the U.S. House of Representatives passed would modify the Johnson Amendment. The tax bill the U.S. Senate passed does not address the amendment. Professor Edward Zelinsky weighs in on what the conference committee charged with reconciling the bills should do with the amendment.