Yesterday's podcast of ABC's "Afternote" reported that Democrats are looking for documents from John Roberts' tenure in the White House Counsel's office from 1982-1986 that reveal whether he wrote anything on reinstating tax exempt status for BJU. Listen to yesterday's edition.
After BJU lost its case in the Supreme Court over the now-defunct inter-racial dating policy, President Reagan ordered the IRS to reinstate the tax exempt status, but the IRS sued the President and won again in a 1983 Supreme Court decision. The speculation is that Roberts provided key legal counsel to Reagan on the validity of his order to the IRS. Read more background.
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