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Holder Personally Sued in Massive Tea Party Abuse Lawsuit

Attorney General Eric Holder is now personally on the hook for what he and other Obama administration officials have done in office.

An organization representing 25 Tea Party and conservative groups on Wednesday sued the Obama administration over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups.

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which filed the suit, said the groups were victims of “comprehensive, pervasive, invidious and organized” targeting and were denied their First and Fifth Amendment rights.

The groups are seeking an unspecified amount of “compensatory and punitive damages” against the defendants, who include the IRS, Attorney General Eric Holder and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

Steven Miller, the former acting IRS chief, and two other IRS officials central to the current uproar – Lois Lerner and Holly Paz – were all personally named in the suit, which was filed on Wednesday in a Washington federal court.

The discovery process should be fun. It should also provide headline fodder for, oh, the next couple of years while the lawsuit grinds forward.