The Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence is serving as co-counsel with the ActRight Legal Foundation representing the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) in its lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service for the illegal disclosure of the organization’s federal tax returns.
Back in March 2012, NOM’s 2008 tax return, including its confidential list of major donors, appeared on the website of the Human Rights Campaign, its principal political opponent in the national fight over redefining marriage. Computer forensic experts were able to remove redactions from the document and prove that the document originated from within the IRS itself. It is a serious felony for IRS employees to disclose confidential tax returns, yet the Department of Justice, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, has refused to file a criminal prosecution. So NOM brought suit against the IRS, utilizing a civil lawsuit provision in the IRS code in the hopes of learning who committed these felonies against it and holding them accountable. See a copy of the complaint here.
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