Court upholds tax relief for veterans' groups

The Supreme Court unanimously upheld a federal law granting tax relief to veterans' organizations - even though such groups are involved in lobbying Congress.

A citizens' tax group had challenged the law, which denies such tax breaks to most other charitable and nonprofit organizations if they try to influence legislation. But the high court, reversing a lower court ruling, said Congress was within its rights to allow special tax privileges for veterans, who had often had to drop their own affairs to help defend the nation.

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