Legal and Political Issues Raised by the Loss of Emails at the IRS

The legal and political issues raised by the IRS records retention policy and practices in relation to the lost emails of Lois Lerner.

Dan Epstein on the Peter Schiff Show 6/25/2014

Cause of Action’s Dan Epstein talks with Peter Schiff about the IRS targeting scandal.  

FOIA Follies: Here’s What Qualifies for a (b)(5) Redaction at the IRS

Response to FOIA request is needlessly redacted by the IRS

Video: Dan Epstein Talks IRS Targeting on One America News Network

FOIA Request to IRS regarding IRS Targeting and Records Management

Cause of Action, along with Tea Party Patriots, sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the IRS.

Bloomberg BNA: Groups Push Obama Executive Order To Halt IRS Proposed Section 501(c)(4) Rules

An excerpt from a May 2, 2014 Bloomberg BNA story: Cause of Action, a conservative government accountability group, is asking the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to force the Internal Revenue Service to declare that its proposed rule on limiting the political activities of Section 501(c)(4) organizations is “a […]

Daily Caller: COMPLAINT: IRS ‘improperly withheld’ documents on new nonprofit rules

Cause of Action requested communications between the IRS and the administration to ensure that political bias did not factor into the design of new rules

CBS News: Republicans ratchet up scrutiny of the IRS

Watchdog group Cause of Action filed a lawsuit to delay the rules

The Hill: The politics of targeting

Congress missed two opportunities for strategic investigating

Cause of Action Sues IRS Over Proposed Regulations Affecting Nonprofits

Today Cause of Action took three actions to push back against the IRS’s proposed regulations concerning political activity by nonprofits. 1. A request for the IRS to extend the comment period for its proposed rules affecting 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations. 2. An Information Quality Act petition challenging the IRS’s paperwork burden […]