Paul L. Caron
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 553

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On Nov. 6, 2014, the Court denied Judicial Watch's motion for limited discovery. In the minute order denying discovery, the Court stated that Judicial Watch had failed to "make a 'good faith effort' to determine whether there is any opposition to the relief sought and, if there is, to narrow the areas of disagreement. Further, it is crystal clear from the email correspondence that the IRS, at that time, was not opposing Judicial Watch's request, but was seeking additional information to 'make an informed decision about whether to consent to [Judicial Watch's] anticipated motion.' Had Judicial Watch followed-up with the IRS, the parties may have resolved this issue without involvement from the Court. For these reasons, Judicial Watch's 31 motion for discovery is DENIED." In the Court's own words, Judicial Watch is not proceeding in good faith in this litigation. Perhaps a little balance on this case is in order?

Posted by: Publius Novus | Nov 13, 2014 7:27:20 AM

"Had Judicial Watch followed-up with the IRS, the parties may have resolved this issue without involvement from the Court"

Sure. The IRS has shown that it is totally cooperative over the last four years.

Posted by: wodun | Nov 13, 2014 11:51:28 AM