Scrutiny Of Tea Party Orgs. Wasn't Illegal, IRS Says

Law360, Washington (August 3, 2017, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Use of “inappropriate criteria” when mulling tax-exempt status applications from conservative groups doesn’t mean IRS employees weren’t within the legal bounds of their jobs, the government told an Ohio federal court Wednesday in an attempt to duck class action allegations of inappropriate targeting by the agency.

Wednesday was the court-mandated deadline for the IRS to seek summary judgment in the case certified as a class action in January 2016 and currently set for a bench trial next February. It was unclear whether Thursday's motion spells trouble...
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