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ACLJ VICTORY: OBAMA ADMIN'S IRS TARGETING

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(Washington, DC) - The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents dozens of organizations in a federal lawsuit challenging the IRS, today praised a decision by a federal appeals court that cleared the way for numerous conservative, Tea Party, and pro-life groups to have their day in court.

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit clears the way for the ACLJ’s constitutional claims against the IRS for its unlawful targeting to move forward. 

“We are delighted with this decision of the court of appeals allowing our constitutional claims to move forward at the district court,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “We have maintained from the outset of this case that the IRS engaged in unconstitutional targeting against our clients. Today, the court of appeals has cleared the way for our case to move forward.”

The appeals court was also quick to criticize the IRS’s arguments that it had voluntarily ceased all illegal activity, stating unequivocally in the opinion that “voluntary cessation [by the IRS of the alleged illegal activity] has never occurred.” 

In its federal lawsuit, the ACLJ represents 38 organizations. Two are still waiting for a determination from the IRS – including the Albuquerque Tea Party which has been waiting for nearly 7 years since it filed its application in December 2009.

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, is based in Washington, D.C.

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