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Elizabeth Warren Proposes a Big New Tax on Lobbyists. But Is It Legal?

October 2, 2019, Time

Robert Kelner spoke with Time about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposed new tax on lobbying. The proposal is meant to discourage major corporations from spending more than $500,000 to lobby the government. Mr. Kelner says, “I think any plan to tax lobbying is almost certainly unconstitutional. It’s extraordinarily likely to be struck down by the Supreme Court if not by lower courts, because it would directly undermine the First Amendment right to petition our government.”

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