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Judicial Watch v. IRS lawsuit

Judicial Watch v. IRS lawsuit

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Number of Pages:6

Date Created:October 10, 2013

Date Uploaded to the Library:October 15, 2013

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Case 1:l3-cv- 1559 Document]. Filed /09/13 Page 1of6 THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT COLUMBIA
JUDICIAL WATCH. INC
42. hird Strcct, S.W., Suite 800
J24,
Plaintiff, Civil Acti
-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Constitution Avenue,
Washington, 20224,
Defendant.
COIVIPLAINT
Plaint Judicial Watch, Inc. brings this action against Defendant Internal Revenue Service compel compliance with the Freedom Infonnation Act, U.S.C.
grounds therefor, Plaintiff alleges follows:
JURISDICTION AND VENUE The Court has jurisdiction over this actionpursuant U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(B) and Use. 1331. Venue proper this district pursuant U.S.C. l39l(e).
PARTI Plaintiff non-profit. educational foundation organized under the laws the
District Columbia and having its principal place business 425 ird Street. S.W.. Suite
800, Washington, 20024. Plaintiff seeks promote integrity. transparency, and
accountability government and tid ity the rule law. furtherance its public interest
Case 1:13-cv-01559 Document Filed 10/09/13 Page
mission, Plaintiff regularly requests access the nuhlic records federal, state, and local
govemment agencies, entities. and offices. and disseminates its ndings the public. Defendant agency the United States Government and headquartered 111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington. Defendant has possession. custody.
and control records which Plaintiff seeks access. May 20. 2013, Plaintiff sent three OIA requests Defendant seeking access
public records about Defendants proc ing applications for tax exempt status under Section
501(c)(4) the Internal Revenue Code. May 22, 2013, Plaintiff sent fourth FOIA request Defendant seeking
access additional public records about Defendants processing applications for tax exempt
status under Section 501(c)(4) the l.ntc1nal Revenue de. letters dated June 2013, Defendant acknowledged receiving Plaintiffs first
three requests May 28, 2013 and assigned the requests numbers F1314 )-0095, 1713149-0100,
andFl3149-0102. letter dated June 26, 2013. Defendant acknowledged tece Plaintiffs fourth
request June 013 and assigned the request number F13 I56-0078. The request assigned number Fl3149A0095 sought access the following speci
public records:
Any and all records concerning, regarding. related the number applications received from organizations seeking tax exempt
status under 501(c)(4).
The time frame the request was identi being January 21010 the present. 
Case 1:13-cv-01559 Document Filed 10/09/13 Page
10. The request assigned number F131-49~0l00 sought access the following speci
public records:
(i) Any and all records conceming. regarding. related
conmiunicatitm between the [RS and members the U.S.
House Representatives the US. Senate regardinri the
review process For organizations applying for this under 501(c)(4):
Any and all records concerning, regarding, related
cormnuni ition between the IRS and any other aovernment
agency regarding the review procr for organi
applyi for tax exempt status under 501(c)(4):
Any and all records concerning, regarding, related
corn.n1unieation between the IRS and any the
Executive Branch regarding the review process for
organizations applying for tax exempt status under )(.414
The time atne the request was identi being January 20l the present.
11. The request assigned number 0l0l sought access allowing speci
public records:
Any and all records conceming, regarding, related the
preparation qucstionna sent organizations applying 501 tc)(4 exempt stat
tie questionnaires sent organizations applying
exempt status.
The timefratne the request was identi being January 2010 the present.
12. The request assigned nurnber F13 156-0078 sought access the foJ.lowi.ng speci
public records:
(i) Any and all records conceming, rcgardi.ng, related Lois
I_emer connnnnication with other IRS employees
regarding the review and approval process for 5011 )(-1)
applicant organizations;
559 Documentl Filed 9/13 Page4of6
Any and all
related Lois Lerner coinniunieations
government private entity mtsi IRS the
review and approval proc
organizations.
The timeframe the request was identi being the present. 
13. With respect request numbers F13 l49- 3149-0100. and P13 149 
Defendant June 2013 letters advised Plaintiff that Defendant had extended the statutory
response date July 10, 2013, after which you can file Deferidantls June 2013 letters
also advised Plaintiff that, [u]n nately. unable release
the requested records July 10, 2013. and, [w]e have extended the response date
_August 2013 when believe can provide nal response. letters dated August
2013, Defendant uther advised Plaintiff that ing your reque
additional time collect. pro and review such responsive documents and that would
 contact you September 2013 still unable eotnplt
14. With respect request number F13156-l)072



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