NOM Tries to Bilk US Government for Hundreds of Thousands in Legal Fees — Government Says No
The National Organization For Marriage is attempting to bill the U.S. Government nearly a quarter of a million dollars in legal fees after losing its case against the IRS. Today, the feds are fighting the attempt — in court.
In June, a federal judge ruled that the IRS had done nothing wrong when a clerk accidentally released an un-redacted copy on a 990 form filed by the National Organization For Marriage. After nearly two years of claiming they were part of the vast IRS conspiracy and even claiming President Barack Obama was somehow linked to the supposed scandal, NOM was forced to accept the court’s ruling that they had lost their case on all points — sans the reimbursement of legal fees.
In that ruling against NOM, the judge used terms like, “NOM has failed to produce a shred of proof,” NOM’s argument “misses the mark,” is “unconvincing,” “is unpersuasive,” and “[t]o find that NOM could prevail from this scintilla of evidence … is not appropriate.”