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October 24, 2014

Suits Against IRS Political Targeting Dismissed

The IRS illegally targeted Tea Party and Patriot groups for audit before the 2012 presidential election, which puts an asterisk after Barack Obama’s victory. But there’s bad news in the Tea Party’s quest for justice. “Federal district court Judge Reggie Walton has dismissed two lawsuits filed against the IRS, Lois Lerner and other agency employees by True the Vote, Linchpins of Liberty and forty other conservative organizations that were targeted by the IRS,” reports The Daily Signal. “In two essentially identical decisions on Oct. 23, Walton granted all of the motions to dismiss that had been filed by the Obama administration and the individual IRS employees. Walton concluded that any claim about the long delays these organizations experienced in receiving their tax exempt status from the IRS was now moot because they had finally received the exemption.” True the Vote applied in 2010 and received approval only last year. So in other words, the IRS is getting away with not even a slap on the wrist for inexcusable political delays. Lois Lerner is surely smiling in retirement. More…

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