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ASAE argues its case in lobby tax appeal.

In October, ASAE presented its case in support of its legal challenge to government restrictions on association free speech before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Attorneys detailed how the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 establishes a tax penalty on association lobbying activities, and urged the court to eliminate the unconstitutional aspects of the law.

"This hearing represents an important milestone in our legal challenge to this ill-conceived law," says ASAE President and CEO Michael S. Olson, CAE. "It exemplifies ASAE's commitment to defend the First Amendment rights to associate and petition the government."

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the government in ASAE's case on October 29, 1998.
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Date:Nov 1, 1999
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