Tea Party

First Tea Party Lawsuit Filed Against the IRS

The NorCal Tea Party Patriots says their constitutional rights were violated

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A California tea party group sued the IRS on Monday, the first lawsuit in the wake of revelations the agency singled out conservative groups for scrutiny, according to a report.

The NorCal Tea Party Patriots filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, according to Reuters, arguing its constitutional rights were violated when the IRS targeted its application for nonprofit status. The lawsuit seeks class-action status, meaning it could become the major suit between conservative groups and the IRS.