Nonprofits Tell Subcommittee about Impact of Ineffective Counterterrorism Rules

On May 26, representatives from the nonprofit sector testified before a subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee to address how anti-terrorist financing laws impact charities. The hearing marked the first time an oversight panel has considered how the Department of the Treasury's policies impact charitable groups and was a major step in bringing attention to the largely ignored challenges facing charities and foundations since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Supreme Court Hears Charities' First Amendment Challenge to Patriot Act

On Feb. 23, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder, a case challenging parts of the USA PATRIOT Act (Patriot Act). The Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) and other charities allege that sections of the law violate the First Amendment.

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