University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "FFRF prevails: Trump administration admits Johnson Amendment still in force"
Date Aug 30, 2017
Author Freedom From Religion Foundation
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Abstract President Trump has failed to fulfill his promise to “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment,” according to an admission filed in court by his own lawyers.

The Department of Justice filing comes in response to the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s federal lawsuit challenging Trump’s executive order on religious freedom. As has been reported by The Washington Post, Politico, and others, Trump’s attorneys admitted, “The order does not exempt religious organizations from the restrictions on political campaign activity applicable to all tax-exempt organizations.”

FFRF had predicted this possibility. “If Trump’s lawyers want to march into that courtroom and tell the world and President Trump that this order doesn’t do anything, we would consider that a win,” FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel, who worked on the complaint, explained to the Daily Beast shortly after the suit was filed.

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case Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Trump (FA-WI-0002)

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