May 22, 2013 7:10 PM

Former U.S. attorney Todd Graves files tea party lawsuit against the IRS

The suit by the former U.S. attorney for western Missouri was filed Monday in the district that’s home to the IRS office embroiled in a national controversy for its targeting of conservative political groups for extra scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status. He said it was the first suit to be filed in connection with the much-criticized handling of applications for 501 (c)(4) status.

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