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JW v IRS 01559 def oppo

JW v IRS 01559 def oppo

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Category:IRS Scandal

Number of Pages:127

Date Created:October 20, 2014

Date Uploaded to the Library:November 05, 2014

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THE UNITED STATES DISTRJCT COURTFOR THE 
DISTRICT COLUMBIA 

JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., 
Plaintiff, 
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Defendant. 
Case No. l:13-cv-1559-EGS-JMF 

DEFENDANT'S OPPOSITION PLAINTIFF'S MOTION SEEKING DISCOVERY 
TABLE CONTENTS 
IlACKGROl.JND ............................................................... 	Investigations into the Service's Review of501(c)(4) Applications ............ 

II. 	Judicial Watch's FOIA Requests .... ... .......... ...... 
111. 	Judicial Watch's Oral Request for Discovery About Hard Drive Failures ....... 

IV. 	The Service Complied with the Cou11's Orders Good Faith ................ 	Settlement Conference with Magistrate Judge facciola and Judicial Watch's Motion for Discovery .............................. 
ARGUMENT
................ ....... .............................. 

The Court Should Deny Judicial Watch's Motion ..................................... 	Judicial Watch Not Entitled Discovery ............................. The Service Did Not Omit Material Information ...................... The Service's Statements are Accurate and Consistent. .................14 	The Service Has Not Made Conflicting Statements About Disaster Recovery Tapes ....................... 	The Service Has Not Made Conflicting Statements Regarding Government-Wide Backup System ...
....... ... 	The Service Has Not Made Conflicting Statements About the Number Employees Who Lost Information ..................... 
II. Judicial Watch's Motion Premature .................................. Ill. Judicial Watch Request for Discove1y Inappropriately Broad and Vague .19 
CONCLUSION ................................................................ 

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TABLE AUTHORITIES 
Ass Nat. Advertisers C., Civil Action No. 75-1304, 
1976 1243 (D.D.C. 1976) 
........... ......... ............................... 

Badhwar U.S. Dep't Air Force, 629 Supp. 478 (D.D.C. 1986), 
aff'd part and vacated part other ground-,, 829 F.2d 182 (D.C. Cir. 1987) .......... Canning U.S. Dep't Defense, 499 Supp. (D.D.C. 2007) .................... Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics Washington Nat 
Indian Gaming Com 'n, 467 Supp. (D.D.C. 2006) ............................. .10 

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics Washington Office