IRS Sued For Giving Republican Org's Docs To ProPublica

Law360, New York (April 28, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT) -- Freedom Path Inc. sued the Internal Revenue Service in Texas federal court Monday for allegedly illegally scrutinizing the conservative group's tax-exempt status application, marking the latest uproar over the IRS' purported targeting of tea party groups.

Freedom Path contends the IRS unfairly scrutinized its 501(c)(4) application by issuing "probing" and "unconstitutional" requests for additional information and "illegally" releasing the application to news organization ProPublica, which published the information in an article suggesting that Freedom Path misstated its activities on tax documents, according to the complaint. Former IRS Director Lois Lerner, who headed the agency's Exempt Organizations Division, is also a defendant....

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