The ABA Journal on the Protection of Charitable Assets Act

Here’s a December 1, 2011 article in the ABA Journal on the Protection of Charitable Assets Act (POCAA) that I missed until just now. It quotes Free Speech Coalition legal co-counsel (and world-class lawyer) Mark Weinberg and yours truly criticizing POCAA.

I think the premise of the piece, which first represents the side of the […]

What irresponsible law would exempt government charity from reporting and compliance?

Another politician, another charity scam.

As reported in The Washington Post: “Harry Thomas Jr. resigned Thursday night, hours after he became the first sitting D.C. Council member to be charged with a felony, when federal prosecutors accused him of embezzling more than $350,000 in government funds and filing false tax returns.”

With all the charity […]

POCAA Adopted as Model Law by Uniform Law Commission

Lawyers meeting in the resort town of Vail, Colorado adopted the Protection of Charitable Assets Act (POCAA) according to a Uniform Law Commission news release.

POCAA would add yet another registration requirement for charities and religious organizations. It would also allow charity regulators to conduct investigations of covered entities under vague and very poorly defined […]