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Conservative Group Sues IRS for Disclosing Financial Data
NewsMax ^ | Aug 11, 2013 | By Audrey Hudson

Posted on 08/11/2013 10:35:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

A Colorado conservative group is fighting back against the IRS for disclosing its confidential financial information to a liberal news organization by suing the government agency as well as Attorney General Eric Holder.

The Daily Caller reports that the Citizens Awareness Project filed the suit in federal court Thursday demanding that it be awarded $1,000 for every instance in which an unauthorized person viewed the information disclosed on the Internet by ProPublica earlier this year.

The conservative 501(c)(4) nonprofit group was one of several whose applications for tax-exempt status from the IRS was mishandled.

"Defendants' conduct has caused plaintiff to incur actual damages in the form of harm to its reputation, harm to its fundraising ability, and direct costs for legal and public relations responses related to the release of this tax return information," the lawsuit said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: citizensawareness; holder; irs; irsscandals; scandal

1 posted on 08/11/2013 10:35:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

I hope they get Holder’s cojones as a trophy for this.


2 posted on 08/11/2013 10:40:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Jim Robinson

Good. The only thing liberals understand is being on the receiving end of a lawsuit. Big government keeps encroaching because not enough people stand up to them. It’s not enough to vote once every two years and to spew a few opinions. Fund conservative lawsuits against big government, become a plaintiff when we having standing, put the government to the test in court, and stop rolling over!


3 posted on 08/11/2013 10:47:52 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled
Oh wow. I'll bet this will go far. Will see ya in court in 2045.
4 posted on 08/11/2013 10:53:15 AM PDT by Digger
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To: Digger

“Oh wow. I’ll bet this will go far. Will see ya in court in 2045.”

Any better ideas?


5 posted on 08/11/2013 10:54:31 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

That “conservative group” had now better watch their backs, the IRS does not take lightly people who resist thier communist ways.


6 posted on 08/11/2013 11:27:29 AM PDT by Progov
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To: Digger

And who pays if/when they win? The taxpayers, or those that illegally released? I’m sure it’s a question with an obvious answer.


7 posted on 08/11/2013 11:43:59 AM PDT by i_robot73 (Gov't always start as MAY and SHOULD, but soon becomes one of WILL and SHALL. Never let them START.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sue their a$$e$ off. Too bad the criminals in the oval office can’t be thrown in jail.


8 posted on 08/11/2013 1:04:19 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Fascism is wrong even when practiced by the government.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sovereign immunity, as well as immunity from being sued as a public official become void if/when a public official commits an illegal act. That will be the trick to prove, and could cost Obama, Lerner, and anyone else involved in this fiasco, personally. Yes, the taxpayers are on the hook, somewhat, but so is anyone who has committed a crime in this affair.


9 posted on 08/11/2013 9:14:17 PM PDT by krogers58
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