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Acs Redux


Apparently someone read my post on the American Constitution Society and thought the activities I described threaten the group’s 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Please. Even putting the most partisan spin on these rather innocuous actions, they wouldn’t come close to the standard (and if they did, half of the non-profit advocacy groups in D.C. would be in a heap o’ trouble). My claim was not that ACS is “partisan” in the legal sense, but that the group is more self-concsiously activist — and, in my experience, less focused on the exploration and refinement of ideas — than it’s right-of-center counterpart, the Federalist Society. Both groups are “political” in the sense that each has an ideological orientation, but this “political” nature manifests itself in distinct ways.