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The federal government is working on its brief in the case. After they file their brief, it will be up to the court to rule on the matter.

The suit on this issue comes after more than 1,500 churches reported challenging the law by endorsing or opposing political candidates during the course of the 2012 election, and with apparently no consequences from the IRS.

Dan Busby is president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)—an accreditation organization that sets standards for governance, financial management, and fundraising/stewardship for churches and other nonprofits across the country.