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Ky. group among those suing IRS

A central Kentucky organization is among 25 that have filed suit against the Internal Revenue Service over the agency's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. 

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/15lAqXB) reports the Georgetown-based Kentucky 9/12 Project joined the other groups in seeking unspecified damages from the IRS. 

The American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative legal organization, brought the lawsuit on behalf of the groups in U.S. District Court in Washington. 

The suit accuses the Obama administration of using a "comprehensive, pervasive, invidious and organized scheme" to deny tax-exempt status based on groups' political views. 

Kentucky 9/12 Project Director Eric Wilson says the lawsuit is necessary "because we feel that questions need to be answered and people need to be held accountable." 

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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