On October 4, 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in this case, which tests the federal government’s authority to restrict the use of taxpayer funds by activist groups. On June 9, 2000, WLF had filed a brief on behalf of itself and the Allied Educational Foundation, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to sustain a restriction on the activities of groups that receive federal funding from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a federal organization created to assist poor Americans by providing them with subsidized legal representation