Clergy Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional – Again
Becket Fund Helps Clergy Intervene In Parsonage Lawsuit
“December 15, 2016, Forbes
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Little Sisters Of The Poor Learned About Obamacare’s Grandfathered Plans The Hard Way
December 3, 2015, Forbes
The government has pursued the Little Sisters of the Poor all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and threatened them with millions of dollars in fines. The same government has let ExxonMobil, pick and choose which parts of the ACA they will comply with, to keep a five-year-old political promise that has already been proven to be a lie.
Parsonage Supporters Encouraged By Seventh Circuit Oral Arguments
Forbes September 11, 2014
I reached out to my parsonage brain trust and so far have only heard from one source, who I think is who Tom Strode heard from. Luke Goodrich is the Deputy General Counsel of The Becket Fund. Mr Goodrich, who favors the exemption, was very encouraged by what he heard. For those who favor the constitutionality of the 60-year-old parsonage allowance, today’s oral argument went very well.
The Court was interested in the question of standing, asking several questions about why the plaintiffs should be allowed to litigate someone else’s tax treatment. But because a ruling on standing would merely delay the litigation—not resolve it—the questions about underlying Establishment Clause challenge have more enduring interest.
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Clergy Out In Force To Defend Their Housing Tax Break
Forbes, April 10, 2014
Their brief includes an interesting bar graph on page 50 showing other housing allowances (most notably Section 134 covering the military) representing billions and billions towering over 107′s dinky $0.7 billion.