5th Circ. Stands Pat On Texas Bingo Law

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday narrowly upheld a Texas law that prevents charities from spending money raised through bingo games on political lobbying, reaffirming the government's power to restrict political speech in the context of a government subsidy in its second look at the case.

The Department of Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars led a group of more than a dozen charities in a 2010 challenge of the Texas Bingo Enabling Act, which allows qualifying organizations to raise money for charitable causes but blocks them from...
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