Paul L. Caron

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 717

IRS Logo 2Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Gathering Storm: An IRS Defeat:

Attempting to obscure the extent of its alleged targeting of conservative groups, the Internal Revenue Service has been smacked with a serious setback in its court fight in Ohio.

A federal judge granted a motion compelling the IRS to list the 298 targeted organizations, which the IRS had identified for the Treasury Department inspector general. In a lawsuit filed in 2013, 10 conservative groups, through discovery, have been trying to pry free the list of all groups targeted by the IRS. This, in order to seek class certification and expand the lawsuit to "all the organizations on (ex-IRS official) Lois Lerner's hit list," writes Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation. ...

The discernible rumbling of distant thunder portends the gathering storm that is going to rain down on the IRS.

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Except for the fact that Judge Dlott has blown a giant whole in taxpayer confidentiality, this ruling is insignificant. The fact that the lawsuit may become a class action will not in any way affect the outcome on the merits.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Apr 27, 2015 12:03:40 PM

The IRS and the Obama administration are working very hard to stonewall the investigations into what they claim to be a nothing burger.

Posted by: wodun | Apr 26, 2015 1:12:05 PM