ON-Lion Letter
In August, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's (IRS's) promises to stop targeting conservative organizations' applications for tax-exempt status were not satisfactory and thus that True the Vote (TTV) and other groups should not have had their cases against the IRS dismissed by lower courts as moot.  

The appeals court found that the IRS committed some "unconstitutional acts against at least a portion of the plaintiffs" -- including "Be-On-The-Lookout," or "BOLO," lists where certain organizations' requests for tax-exemption "were subjected to extended delay" and "were not receiving the same processing as those of other organizations."

If the IRS does not seek a hearing before a panel of the full appellate court, the case will be sent back to the trial court for further discovery about TTV's claims of civil-rights violations by the IRS.

"We are now closer than we’ve ever been to revealing the collusions and cover-ups used in the weaponization of the IRS against the American People," said Catherine Engelbrecht, president of TTV, which was represented in the case by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF).  "No one should be subjected to what True the Vote was made to endure.  Today our fight continues on behalf of all Americans."

Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports both TTV and PILF.
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