IT’S ABOUT TIME: IRS Ordered To Answer for Political Targeting of Citizens


You may have forgotten about the IRS scandal. The story broke over four years ago and since then, no one has been held accountable for the fact that the agency harassed American citizens who were simply trying to exercise their First Amendment rights.

They have FINALLY been told to explain themselves.

The American Center for Law and Justice reports:

Major Victory: IRS Ordered to Issue Outstanding Determinations & Answer for Political Targeting of Citizens

Three years after we filed a lawsuit on their behalf, and for some, nearly seven years after they submitted their applications for tax-exempt status, the grassroots conservative groups that were targeted by the IRS for their political views are finally receiving some of the relief to which they have long been entitled—determinations on those applications.

In early August, the federal appellate court for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the plaintiffs who filed suit in Linchpins of Liberty, et al. v. United States, et al. in 2013 had set forth allegations sufficient to obtain actual evidence about the IRS’s targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants based on their names and political positions. The D.C. Circuit thus reversed the decision of the district court (which had previously dismissed the claims on the grounds that the IRS had apparently ceased the targeting conduct) and sent the case back to the lower court, explaining that the IRS had failed to demonstrate that either the targeting scheme, or its effects on plaintiffs, had actually ended.

Last week, District Judge Reggie B. Walton held a status conference to resume the lower court proceedings in the case. While the IRS’s attorney once again took the position that most of the claims are moot because most of the plaintiff organizations have received determinations, the court picked up where the D.C. Circuit left off, and ordered that the IRS cease delaying determinations on any outstanding tax-exempt applications of Tea Party groups and other grassroots organizations. He gave the IRS thirty days to comply.

If Hillary wins, all of this will likely be swept away.

The only way to hold the government accountable to the American people is to elect Trump.

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