• Department of Justice Argues in Favor of Lois Lerner and Paves the Way for Future Abuse

    HOUSTON, TX - March 29, 2018 - In a stunning turn of events involving the True the Vote v. IRS lawsuit, Department of Justice attorneys, representing the Internal Revenue Service, have filed a strident opposition to True the Vote’s petition for consideration of fees, claiming victory for the IRS! Despite wholesale admissions of wrongdoing by the IRS and findings by the D.C. District Court that such wrongdoing is unlawful and unconstitutional, the DOJ now claims that conservative groups’ lawsuits did nothing to change the behavior of the Internal Revenue Service.

     

    In the filing, the Department of Justice makes the following claims on behalf of the IRS:

     

    • all conservative groups lost
    • the IRS is legally free to resume its discriminatory practices targeting conservative groups
    • the IRS’s five-year legal battle against conservative groups was justified

     

    It is impossible to distinguish the Trump DOJ’s arguments from the Obama DOJ’s actions that led to this litigation battle in the first place. (Full IRS filing can be found here). In this video, True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht responds to the IRS’s outrageous denial of wrongdoing:

     

     


    “The Trump Administration is defending the IRS’s targeting of American citizens? How is that possible?”, said Ms. Engelbrecht, “After all the Congressional hearings, all the courtroom drama, all the stump speeches decrying what happened and promising ‘Never Again!’; Mr. President, if you want to make America great again, then with all due respect, start by cleaning house in two agencies that have gone completely off the rails. End IRS abuse, hold rogue agents accountable, and stop the DOJ’s games. We are citizens, not subjects, and we will not be silenced.”

     

    True the Vote will file their final response with the court on April 12, 2018. They remain hopeful US District Judge Reggie Walton will issue a decision that sets the record straight and holds the IRS accountable for their unlawful actions.

     

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    2nd of April 2018
  • True the Vote Now Seeks Legislative Action to End IRS Weaponization


    HOUSTON, TX - January 24, 2018 - True the Vote’s lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service has, resulted in a consent decree

    True the Vote v. IRS Consent Order - Jan 21, 2018 by Catherine Engelbrecht on Scribd

    outlining egregious conduct by the agency. In the decree, United States District Judge Reggie Walton declared “discrimination on the basis of political viewpoint in administering the United States tax code violates fundamental First Amendment Rights.”

     

    “Our consent decree is a stringent admonishment of the IRS’s admitted discrimination,” said True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht, “but much more is needed to ensure that IRS employees engaging in unconstitutional conduct will face real, actionable penalties. We are working together with Senator John Cornyn, who will introduce legislation to ensure the rights of Americans are protected from rogue government employees whose discrimination and abuse has now been well documented in our court case.

    I applaud the tireless efforts of our lawyers, in particular James Bopp, who led the charge in this groundbreaking effort.”

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    24th of January 2018
  • HOUSTON, TX - October 26, 2017 - Today, True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht released the following statement regarding the recent announcement of settlements in the Linchpins of Liberty v. United States and NorCal Tea Party Patriots v. IRS cases.

    “The settlements are notable in that, for the first time, the IRS admitted their discrimination against conservative groups was wrong and unlawful. But what is to prevent it from happening again?

    Hollow apologies from the IRS won’t prevent future discrimination and abuse. The American people deserve more”, said Engelbrecht, “True the Vote welcomes the Department of Justice’s offer to enter into settlement negotiations in our case, provided that the outcome produces meaningful protections for all organizations. Regardless of your political viewpoint, no one should ever be subjected to what we were put through.”

    “True the Vote believes that an injunction is needed against the IRS to ensure that in the future, under Republican or Democrat administrations, political opponents are not targeted by the IRS for discriminatory and unlawful treatment,” said True the Vote attorney, Jim Bopp.

    As of today, True the Vote’s lawsuit against the IRS remains unsettled.

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    26th of October 2017

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