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Court Sides with IRS in Tea-Party Targeting Scandal

Bush-appointed judge says ‘no harm done’

(Breitbart) – On Thursday, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order dismissing a lawsuit filed by True the Vote, a Houston, Texas-based non-profit organization focused on “voters’ rights and election integrity” against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The order alleged that the IRS had improperly delayed granting their application for 501(c)(3) status and targeted them as a conservative organization. The opinion, by Judge Reggie B. Walton, found that the IRS had taken sufficient “remedial steps to address the alleged behavior.”

Breitbart Texas spoke with Logan Churchwell, True the Vote’s communications director, after the court’s ruling was released, and he shared some important details about the timeline of this case. One of the main issues argued in True the Vote’s lawsuit was that the IRS had improperly delayed granting their 501(c)(3) application, which is the section of the IRS code conferring tax-exempt status on qualifying non-profit organizations. True the Vote filed their application during the summer of 2010, and pursuant to the IRS’s own rules, the agency had a duty to send a response within 270 days. That deadline was not met. Instead, years went by, while True the Vote, founder Catherine Engelbrecht, and King Street Patriots, another tea party group with which Engelbrecht was affiliated, all found themselves subject to invasive requests for records and information from not only the IRS, but also the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

In May 2013, news broke that the IRS admitted targeting conservative organizations applying for 501(c)(3) status with “special scrutiny,” and True the Vote filed their lawsuit later that month. “We knew we were getting questions about a lot of things other than tax returns,” said Churchwell, describing the “strange questions” asked by IRS agents that seemed far beyond the scope of what they had expected, including number of Facebook “likes,” membership lists, and content of internal organizational communications...(MORE)


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University speech canceled after Fox News appearance

(College Fix) – A campus lecture by embattled conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza slated for Tuesday night at the University of California – Santa Barbara was abruptly cancelled after the judge overseeing D’Souza’s probation for his campaign finance law violation rescinded permission for the pundit to speak.

“The judge was receiving pressure from liberals for his decision to allow the event to go on and as a result decided to reverse it just days before the scheduled event,” according to a statement Tuesday by Young America’s Foundation, which was co-hosting the event along with the UCSB College Republicans. “Young America’s Foundation believes that the judge’s ruling is restrictive of Dinesh’s free speech rights and another example of liberal suppression of conservatives.”

D’Souza, an outspoken critic of liberal policies and President Barack Obama who produced the docu-dramas “2016: Obama’s America” and “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” had originally been granted permission to give the campus speech by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, who in late September sentenced D’Souza to five years probation, a $30,000 fine, and eight months in a so-called community confinement center in San Diego...(MORE)

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