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By Bill Zlatos
Monday, January 3, 2005

Civil libertarians and nonprofit leaders are concerned an IRS investigation into the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People could stifle free speech.
At stake: the NAACP's tax-exempt status and its ability to raise money from tax-deductible contributions.
'It's very important that the NAACP win this case,' said Witold 'Vic' Walczak, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union in Pennsylvania. 'Just that threat hanging over a group will cause them to self-censor their message.' "

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