Decision will have agency 'turn over information about its discriminatory treatment'
The Internal Revenue Service, the much-feared federal agency, has been ordered by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to open its records to groups victimized by its obstruction of conservative political activist groups seeking tax-exempt status prior to the 2012 election.
The order came in a case brought by the American Center for Law and Justice on behalf of some of the targeted organizations.
ACLJ said in a report on its website the ruling stated the groups are “entitled to seek additional information about the IRS’s targeting scheme.”
“Like the D.C. Circuit, which previously rejected the IRS’s position – essentially a ‘just trust us’ plea without the evidence necessary to back it up – the district court rightly confirmed that the IRS may no longer hide behind its unsupported assertions but instead must turn over information about its discriminatory treatment of these organizations.”