Florida Bankers Association: The Supreme Court Must Check IRS Abuse of Discretion

Today, Cause of Action Institute submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to grant a petition for certiorari to review the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Florida Bankers Association v. Department of the Treasury.  The Court should take the case to ensure that IRS rules are subject […]

Daily Caller: IRS Finds 6,400 New Lois Lerner Emails…Gives DUMBEST EXCUSE YET For Not Releasing Them

The IRS found 6,400 more Lois Lerner emails — but they’re not handing them over in court.

Cause of Action Sues the Justice Department For Information On Tax Detail Program

CoA recently discovered that the DoJ has been placing their Tax Division attorneys in the White House to provide legal advice to the President.

National Review: Conservative Group Uncovers New Roots of the IRS Scandal

CoA found that the IRS officials involved in the targeting scandal were just following the rules, and that the Internal Revenue Manual must be fundamentally reformed in order to prevent future targeting.

Cause of Action Testifies Before Congress On Questionable White House Detail Program

CoA investigation found no safeguards in place to prevent Justice Department tax attorneys from sharing private taxpayer information with unauthorized White House officials.

Weekly Rundown 5-8-2015

Read the top stories that you need to know from this week in our Weekly Rundown.

CoA Uncovers Questionable Practice between the DOJ and White House

WASHINGTON – Cause of Action, a nonprofit government accountability organization, has uncovered an ongoing practice at the Department of Justice whereby Tax Division attorneys, some of whom have worked directly on IRS targeting matters, are assigned to the White House to provide legal advice to the President. “This ongoing practice […]

Washington Examiner: Justice Department officials may have shared taxpayer info with White House

Cause of Action’s Executive Director says in letter to DOJ IG, “Documents obtained by Cause of Action have revealed that since 2009, several DOJ Tax Division attorneys, many of whom have been involved in litigation where … protected information was involved, have elected to serve the president as ‘clearance counsel.'”

Government Executive: GOP Tax Panel Chairmen Press for White House Emails in IRS Probe

Chairmen send letter to IRS in regard to sharing of confidential taxpayer information.

Nonprofit Quarterly: Missing Lerner Emails May Lead to Criminal Charges for Former IRS Chief

Unrecoverable Lois Lerner emails that were found could result in criminal charges.