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Subject: Re: Tea Party Groups Plan To Sue IRS Date: 5/16/2013 4:03 PM
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It's going to be interesting to see how they calculate damages in this, considering no one's application was actually denied. Maybe they'll sue for the cost of postage and phone bills.

The damages would likely be those caused by the delay in approving the applications, as well as the cost of compliance with inappropriate requests - to say nothing of those who claim that their applications were de facto denied by the failure to process. For example, in addition to the WaPo article cited in the other thread, our local paper reported the allegations of one Tea Party group here:


It's not hard to find damages in there.

I still don't get how a self-described political party is a non-political non-partisan social organization.

The term "Party" in the phrase is a reference to the Boston Tea Party, not political parties. Social welfare organizations are not required to be non-political, and are permitted to advocate on political issues (such as promoting the health care bill, for example, or Mayors Against Illegal Guns' 501(c)(4) branch).

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