Godfather of Super PACs Blasts IRS Rules for Nonprofits

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 3:28 PM EST) -- The nonprofit group behind the creation of super PACs on Thursday criticized proposed regulations that threaten the tax-exempt status of politically active nonprofits, calling the rules a violation of free speech.

The group’s 18-page comment letter was in response to rules the IRS proposed last week. Under those rules, political activity conducted on behalf of specific political candidates won't count as a social welfare-related activity, threatening the tax-exempt status of many nonprofit organizations.

The Center for Competitive Politics, which successfully gave pro bono representation to SpeechNow.org...
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