Tea Party Groups Hit IRS With 1st Suits In Bias Scandal

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT) -- A pair of tea party groups mounted the first lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, claiming in a putative class action and an individual suit Monday that their tax-exempt status applications were illegally scrutinized.

The NorCal Tea Party Patriots say the IRS’s politically biased examination of tax exemption applications filed by conservative organizations and tea party groups caused it to suffer years of delay and forced it to make financially burdensome and unconstitutional disclosures regarding the activities and beliefs...
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