Tea Party Groups' Suit Against IRS Moves Forward

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit filed by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service.

Judge Susan Dlott on Thursday declined a request by the federal government to dismiss claims that the IRS subjected conservative groups to additional scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.

That means attorneys for the tea party groups can seek evidence from the government to prove their case, and it can go to trial.

Dlott did dismiss one of the tea party groups' claims, ruling that they couldn't pursue allegations of privacy violations on behalf of their individual members.

The Justice Department didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

Edward Greim, the lead attorney for the tea party groups, called Dlott's ruling a victory.

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