ACLJ to Sue IRS Next Week over Intimidation Scandal
Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, says the group is readying a federal lawsuit to be filed next week on behalf of at least 25 conservative groups targeted by the IRS, in an interview with National Review.
On its website, ACLJ provides a list of sample questions the IRS asked various conservative applicants, showing clear instances of intrusion into out-of-bounds issues.
This likely will be the first of many, many lawsuits against the IRS.…[more]
Amid the unfolding IRS scandal, one important lesson remains underreported.
Going forward and from a broader perspective, it’s also one that may prove particularly potent and lasting. Specifically, what the debacle teaches in our ongoing debate over campaign finance regulation and the First Amendment freedom of private association without fear of retaliation or persecution.
Absent that freedom, other rights can be effectively nullified.
In that regard, the U.S. Supreme Court provided enduring guidance with its 1958 decision in NAACP v. Alabama. There, government…
"We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. The reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy to sinister, and, among liberals, from unsatisfying to dangerous. No one likes what they're seeing. The Justice Department assault on the Associated Press and the ugly politicization of the Internal Revenue Service have left the administration's…[more]