Appeals Court Upholds DACA Continuation

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s temporary order preventing the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump last year ordered an end to DACA, the Obama-era program that protects more than 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Earlier today, the 9th Circuit Court of… Read more »

Court Declines to Hear Net Neutrality Challenge

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which are designed to restrict Internet service providers’ ability to block or create paid “fast lanes” for web content. The appeal from various Internet service providers and the Trump administration had asked… Read more »

High Court Won’t Intervene in Campaign Finance Case

Nonprofit political groups engaged in electioneering activities must disclose their top political donors beginning this week after the Supreme Court on Sept. 18 declined to intervene in a controversial campaign finance case. The court’s decision could affect political ad spending by 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) groups from now until the November midterm elections. “This is a… Read more »

MSAE Weighs In on Association Standing Case

The Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) is planning to submit an amicus brief in a case with potential ramifications for associations pending before the Michigan Supreme Court. The case involves the Michigan Association of Home Builders, which filed suit against the city of Troy over building department fees. But one of the questions on… Read more »

Judge Invalidates FEC Anonymous Donor Rule

A U.S. District Court judge on Aug. 3 issued a ruling that invalidates a Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulation that allows donors to anonymously contribute to nonprofit groups that seek to influence elections. U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell ruled that the FEC’s treatment of such groups, including 501(c)(4) political groups, “fails to uphold the… Read more »