Rule of law? Forget it.
A federal judge has sided with the Internal Revenue Service and
dismissed lawsuits by tea-party groups seeking redress for the secret
targeting of their applications for tax-exempt status, which the groups
argued were intentionally delayed for political purposes.
The tea party organizations immediately announced they would appeal
the decision by Washington, D.C., District Judge Reggie B. Walton, who
was appointed by former President George W. Bush.
Walton ruled that two lawsuits by Texas-based True the Vote and
Linchpins of Liberty, along with 41 other conservative groups, were moot
because the IRS took steps to address the scandal and “publicly
suspended its targeting scheme.”
Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law &
Justice, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of the tea party groups, said
he plans to appeal the case.