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September 25, 2016 / 22 Elul, 5776
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IRS Punished Conservative Non-Profits, Perhaps Also Pro-Israel Groups

After repeatedly denying it was targeting conservative groups for unfair treatment, the IRS admitted it was treating politically conservative groups in inappropriate ways. A pro-Israel group sued the IRS in 2010 for the same (and worse) conduct.

Douglas H. Shulman, IRS Commissioner. The IRS admitted unfairly targeting conservative organizations in tax exempt status reviews.

Douglas H. Shulman, IRS Commissioner. The IRS admitted unfairly targeting conservative organizations in tax exempt status reviews.

“We appreciate that the IRS acknowledged and apologized, but the real question is, how do we make sure that this never happens again? All Americans regardless of their philosophical beliefs should be treated equally under the laws of the land,” said Jackie Bodnar, spokeswoman for the tax-exempt tea-party group FreedomWorks, according to ABC news.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the U.S. correspondent for The Jewish Press. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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