By Brian Mahoney (July 17, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge declined Thursday to dismiss a suit filed by a tea party group alleging the Internal Revenue Service illegally scrutinized conservative organizations' tax-exempt status applications, while agreeing to free IRS managers from the suit.
Ruling on the government's motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Susan J. Dlott preserved two claims brought by the NorCal Tea Party Patriots against the IRS while dismissing another claim brought under the Privacy Act.
The government had also moved to dismiss the case pursuant to the Anti-Injunction Act and the Declaratory Judgment Act, two acts restricting the ability of parties to bring litigation...
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