|Tea party groups' suit against IRS moves forward|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
CINCINNATI — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service, rejecting a request by the federal government to dismiss all the allegations that the agency subjected conservative groups to additional, often burdensome scrutiny.
In her ruling Thursday, Judge Susan Dlott allowed two of the tea party groups’ claims — including that the IRS discriminated against them based on their views in violation of their free speech rights — to survive to trial.
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