It has now been reveled that Lerner, under the alias “Toby Miles,” conducted official IRS business in addition to a second, previously known private email account.
Stonewalling and misdirection has been the Administration’s mantra … until now. Those tactics don’t work too well before federal judges. In the second federal case, we represent dozens of conservative groups who were unconstitutionally target by the IRS for their beliefs. That case is in federal appeals court, and we recently filed a key motion, at the request of the court, after the court ruled that a very similar case of IRS targeting, the Z Street case, could go forward. As we’ve explained before, “the very harm for which the D.C. Circuit held Z Street should be permitted to seek legal relief—intentional delay in processing based on the organization’s viewpoint—is the harm suffered by our clients as a result of the IRS’s admitted unlawful conduct.”