Elder Patriot’s Opinion| After a decade-long battle against the IRS and other federal agencies, True the Vote has won a major decision in federal court and shall be awarded maximum attorney fees.
True the Vote is an initiative developed by citizens for citizens to inspire and equip citizen activists for involvement at every stage of America’s electoral process in order to guarantee free and fair elections for all Americans.
True the Vote’s founder, Catherine Englebrecht released this statement via Youtube:
“… we won. True the Vote has finally and completely beaten the IRS. They discriminated against us in and out of court. And now, the court has slammed them…
… when I testified before Congress I made a commitment that we would never retreat, we would never surrender…
On May 30th U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton issued a stunning rebuke of the IRS while ruling for True the Vote.
Judge Walton awarded True the Vote the maximum attorney’s fees permitted under the law due to the IRS’s blatant discrimination against the conservative organization. The award is almost certain to surpass $2 million.
Lois Lerner was Obama’s Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit at the IRS at the time the targeting of conservatives had become policy.
Some Republicans, charged Lerner with denying the tax exempt status of conservative organizations in order to limit their ability to raise money and curtail their ability to make their message widely heard.
The most appalling aspect of Lerner’s criminal behavior was when she asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when questioned by Congress.
The 2010 IRS program appears to be the precursor to the Obama administration’s later (beginning in 2012) NSA database abuse.