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Eagle Ford: Law center files lawsuit against IRS
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Center for Law and Justice filed a significant lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., June 3 on behalf of 25 Tea Party and conservative organizations against the U.S. Attorney General, Treasury Secretary, and Internal Revenue Service, including top IRS officials.
The lawsuit urges the court to find that the Obama administration overstepped its authority and violated the First and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act, as well as violating the IRS’s own rules and regulations. The lawsuit requests a declaratory judgment that the defendants unlawfully delayed and obstructed the organizations’ applications for a determination of tax-exempt status by means of conduct that was based on unconstitutional criteria and impermissibly disparate treatment of the groups.
The suit also seeks injunctive relief to protect clients, officers, and directors from further IRS abuse or retaliation. Further, the lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive monetary damages to be determined at trial at a later date.
For more information, visit www.aclj.org.
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