(WASHINGTON TIMES) The American Center for Law and Justice amended its lawsuit in federal court against the Internal Revenue Service to add another 16 tea party and conservative groups on its plaintiff list — bringing the total of aggrieved to 41.

The suit, alleging the IRS violated constitutional law with its secret targeting of conservative groups, was initially filed on May 20 with 25 plaintiffs. But more have come forward.

“The floodgates opened after we filed our initial lawsuit,” said Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel for the ACLJ, in a press release. “We have been contacted by many additional organizations that have been unlawfully targeted by the IRS — revealing that this unconstitutional scheme was pervasive and damaging.”


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