IRS Says Tea Party Groups Can't Bring Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 3:33 PM EST) -- The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday launched another effort to dismiss a class action filed by tea party groups alleging the agency illegally scrutinized conservative organizations' tax-exempt status applications, telling a Ohio federal judge that the groups don't have the authority to sue.

The agency sought to dismiss the case in September, but since that time, the case has ballooned with new plaintiffs and new claims. Yet the IRS still maintains that the case must be dismissed, saying the federal Privacy Act claims included in the...
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