RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit; STC position? (take II)

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit; STC position? (take II)
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 15:07:37 -0400

So the IEEE can lobby but STC can't?

Bonnie Granat

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> Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit; STC position? (take II)
> Geoff raises one good point here, which is that taking a
> stance on this could be considered political lobbying. A
> lawyer will never give you a full answer, it would cost too
> much and 'teach you everything he knew', however there may be
> other reasons behind this.
> Many of you are not yet privy to the content of the proposed
> STC Articles of Association of and joint agreement between
> the organisation and its non-US-based Chapters, which it
> wants to become incorporated bodies, mostly to satisfy the IRS.
> One of proposed terms of incorporation is that a Chapter have
> charitable status, and that it not participate in political
> lobbying. Like Geoff I'm a foreigner (and have lived in
> Canada), so I'm not familiar with the detail of US law,
> however I suspect that this will be a test case that has the
> potential to set precedent and change the (interpretation of,
> at least) US law. To that extent, having a position could be
> seen as lobbying, which would affect STC's charitable status.
> So not expressing an opinion is merely compliance with a law
> that the STC is subject to either under New York or US
> Federal law. But like I said, I'm only guessing.


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