Tea party targeting accusations, legal issues persist for IRS after Justice ends probe

Several lawsuits, including one seeking to be certified as a class action, are still pending against the IRS.

“It’s no wonder why so many Americans have had it with Washington and the elite political class who can get away with something like this,” said Mark Meckler, president of Citizens for Self-Governance and one of the organizers of the class-action lawsuit.

Yet another case is pending before a federal appeals court after tea party challengers lost at the district court level, where the judge ruled that the IRS targeting stopped in 2013 so there was no longer a case to be decided.

That was news to the Albuquerque Tea Party, which applied for nonprofit status in December 2009 and is still awaiting approval, according to the group’s attorneys at the American Center for Law and Justice. Another of the center’s clients, Unite in Action, an Ohio group, has been waiting more than three years for approval.