Sunday, June 21, 2015

DC Circuit: Anti-Injunction Act Does Not Bar Suit Challenging Alleged Special IRS Review of Zionist Groups

In Z Street v. Koskinen, (DC Cir., June 19, 2015), the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Anti-Injunction Act, which prohibits suits to restrain the assessment or collection of any tax, does not bar a suit by a pro-Israel non-profit organization that sued to prevent allegedly unconstitutional delay in processing its application for non-profit status.  Z Street claimed that the IRS has a special Israel policy that results in special scrutiny, and thus delay, of applications by groups holding political views on the Middle East inconsistent with those of the Obama administration. Jewish Press reports on the decision.