Lawyers from WilmerHale have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama's denomination. The IRS initiated an investigation early this year after a speech by Obama at a 50th anniversary celebration of the church last June. It was a reference by Obama to his presidential candidacy in a talk otherwise focused on faith that caught the agency's attention. Tax laws prohibit nonprofits -- including churches -- from engaging in political speech or promoting candidates.
WilmerHale Gets Obama's Church Off IRS Hook
The American Lawyer
May 22, 2008