Judge to hear governor’s dark-money case against IRS

Thursday, April 11, 2019

GREAT FALLS (AP) — U.S. government attorneys are asking a judge to throw out Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department.

The lawsuit by the Democratic governor, who is considering a campaign for president in 2020, seeks to block a federal policy change that ended the requirement that some taxexempt groups disclose the identities of their major donors.

The Great Falls Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Brian Morris scheduled a June 5 hearing on the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Government attorneys say in their motion that states shouldn’t be allowed to dictate the information the IRS collects from federal taxpayers.

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