As we have shared previously, this firm is pleased to act as co-counsel for the only certified class action against the IRS on behalf of Tea Party groups nationwide. There have been recently interesting developments in that case.
First, Judge Dlott recused herself from the case and it was assigned to Federal District Court Judge Michael Barrett. Second, Judge Barrett made his first major ruling two weeks ago in that case on a series of motions that resulted in an order requiring the IRS to process the long-delayed application (like six year delay) of the tax exemption application of one of our named clients, the Texas Tea Party Patriots. You may read that ruling here.
Second, other Tea Party groups are also seeing their applications finally being processed. Today’s Washington Times reports that after a seven-year delay of the tax exemption application of the Albuquerque Tea Party, the IRS finally denied that application. Read that story here.
We hope to have further significant developments in that case in the near future.