Congressional Hearing Examines Free Speech and Tax Constraints on Campus Political Activity

March 11, 2016

By Jamie Gorelick, B. Berman, M. Rotenberg, B. Roberts, J. Byrnes at WilmerHale

Campuses across the country are wrestling with how free speech, tolerance, diversity and politics mix in a higher education environment. Recently, the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee examined the intersection of an institution’s 501(c)(3) status and campus policies that regulate partisan political activity. With the presidential election approaching and Congress soliciting reports of censorship on campuses, schools should consider reviewing their campus political activity policies.

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