The Tea Party movement and various Tea Parties took it on the chin after the IRS and the Obama administration, including its agents among the main stream media, put a bulls eye on them.
So it's nice to see a win every once in a while. See this rather unsympathetic article: Court rebukes IRS for tea party targeting, orders release of secret list. Excerpt:
A federal appeals court spanked the IRS Tuesday, saying it has taken laws designed to protect taxpayers from the government and turned them on their head, using them to try to protect the tax agency from the very tea party groups it targeted.
The judges ordered the IRS to quickly turn over the full list of groups it targeted so that a class-action lawsuit, filed by the NorCal Tea Party Patriots, can proceed. The judges also accused the Justice Department lawyers, who are representing the IRS in the case, of acting in bad faith — compounding the initial targeting — by fighting the disclosure.
Thomas Lifson wonders is Lois Lerner might be losing some sleep over this in Appeals Court issues nightmare decision for Lois Lerner and the IRS. One can hope.
Ms. Lerner got a get-out-of-jail-free card from Eric Holder. But there's always the chance she'll have to face justice in civil court. Ordinarily a plaintiff can't sue a federal government employee for damages. But there's an exception if the employee abused his/her position. There's no predicting how a judge or jury would rule, but to this lay person it sure looked like abuse, especially since it affected the outcome of a presidential election.