By Bernie Becker - 10/21/13 08:22 PM EDT
The IRS acknowledged that it wrongly singled out Tea Party groups in May, and congressional Republicans especially are continuing to seek answers about the agency’s actions.
But Democrats have repeatedly insisted that, after months of investigations, there remains no evidence that the IRS’s actions were politically motivated or that officials outside the IRS were involved.
The original ACLJ lawsuit named Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderAirbnb celebrates voting rights bill while confronting discrimination allegations Holder: Trump 'a very shallow man' Mothers of the Movement: Hillary ‘isn’t afraid to say Black Lives Matter’ MORE and Treasury Secretary Jack LewJack LewObama officials call to boost healthcare funds to Puerto Rico GOP lawmakers call for overhaul of proposed corporate tax rules GOP senator: Obama 'hid' Iran payment from Congress MORE and IRS officials like Lois Lerner, the staffer at the center of the controversy. The IRS announced in September that Lerner was retiring.
In all, ACLJ has filed suit on behalf of 41 groups from 22 states.