Tea Party Group Says IRS Agents Liable For Discrimination

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 4:21 PM ET) -- A Tea Party-affiliated group told a federal court Friday that IRS agents should not be removed from a protracted free speech lawsuit, arguing the agents are personally responsible for delaying the organization's application for nonprofit status due to its conservative political views.

True the Vote Inc. argued to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the IRS mistreated its nonprofit application through viewpoint discrimination, violating the organization's First Amendment right to free speech, and the IRS agents claim absolute immunity because True the...
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