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First Amendment Rights: Good News from the IRS on Donor Privacy

In this era of increased harassment and persecution of people on the basis of political viewpoints and First Amendment expression, there’s actually good news to report.

In fact, that positive development comes from none other than the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which few people typically consider a font of good news.

Specifically, the IRS just announced a proposed rule to stop requiring nonprofit organizations to file what’s known as a Form 990 Schedule B, which exposes sensitive donor information not only to the federal government and potential rogues like former IRS official Lois Lerner, but also people who seek to access and use that information to target people on the basis of political belief.

As we at CFIF have long asserted, this welcome move will help protect the…[more]

September 12, 2019 • 11:07 am

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Monday, September 09 2019

A woman in Australia is suing her neighbors, claiming she is offended by the smell of meat and fish emanating from their backyard barbecues.

Cilla Carden, a vegan, says she cannot enjoy her own backyard because of the neighbors' barbecue, smoking, and children playing basketball.

“It’s deliberate,” Carden told news agencies. “All I can smell is fish. I can’t enjoy my backyard.”

Carden’s original complaint and her appeal were both rejected, but she says she will keep fighting.

According to news reports, a neighborhood barbecue is planned for next month near her home.

“Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a community BBQ, and help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK,” the event description reads on a Facebook community page.

Source: wkrn.com

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