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Politico: 25 tea party groups sue Obama administration, IRS

 
 
Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 05:23 am
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/irs-tea-party-lawsuits-91999.html?hp=r1

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A conservative watchdog group filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of 25 tea party groups against the Internal Revenue Service and Obama administration officials.

The complaint, filed by the American Center for Law and Justice, alleges that the Obama administration overstepped its authority and violated the First and Fifth amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

A conservative watchdog group filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of 25 tea party groups against the Internal Revenue Service and Obama administration officials.

The complaint, filed by the American Center for Law and Justice, alleges that the Obama administration overstepped its authority and violated the First and Fifth amendments to the U.S. Constitution......

It’s the latest in the unfolding legal drama over the IRS’s admitted targeting of tea party groups — a scandal that has already cost the acting head of the agency his job.

“As this unconstitutional scheme continues even today, the only way to stop this flagrant and arrogant abuse of our clients’ rights is to file a federal lawsuit,” Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ, said in a statement. “The lawsuit sends a very powerful message to the IRS and the Obama administration — including the White House: Americans are not going to be bullied and intimidated by our government.”

The suit charges that IRS and Obama administration officials “unlawfully delayed and thereby effectively denied approval of Plaintiffs’ applications for tax exempt status” based “solely upon Plaintiffs’ political viewpoints.”

The suit asks federal courts to stop any further IRS abuse or retaliation. The groups are also seeking unspecified damages to be determined at trial.

Twenty-five tea party groups from around the country are listed as plaintiffs. The ACLJ names as defendants the IRS, Attorney General Eric Holder, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, outgoing acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller and other IRS officials. Lois Lerner, director of the exempt organization division at the center of the controversy, is also a named a defendant. She was placed on paid administrative leave last week.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/irs-tea-party-lawsuits-91999.html#ixzz2Um3Sikjn


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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 06:05 am
@gungasnake,
Sounds good !





David
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 02:10 pm
Sounds like the Tea Party is scared too death of the IRS checking their tax statements. Wonder what they are hiding?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 02:31 pm
@RABEL222,
You know, back in the 50's the NAACP fought the State of Alabama's efforts to identify their donors all the way to the Supreme Court and won. I wonder what they were trying to hide?
RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 02:41 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
And your point is? I know that the Tea Party is illegally politicing for conservatives. Thats why they are shitting their pants over having to tell where the money goes. Hope a bunch of you end up in jail.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 03:14 pm
@RABEL222,
The point is do you want the next Republican administration doing this to liberal groups?
Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 03:16 pm
@McGentrix,
From what I've read, they did and do.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 03:19 pm
@Ceili,
Can you post a site for the non belivers?
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