"This is called viewpoint discrimination," said Marcus, who is a Harvard-trained lawyer, although she's not handling the case. "You are treating Z Street differently because of its views about something."According to the lawsuit, filed in August in federal district court in Philadelphia, Donna Johnson Bullock, the lawyer handling Z Street's tax-exempt application, was told by IRS official Diane Gentry that the process was taking longer than usual because the group deals with Israel and has been critical of President Barack Obama's Mideast policyHoping to bolster its case, Z Street filed a new set of documents last month. In those pages, the group's attorney, Jerome Marcus - [Lori Lowenthal Marcus]' husband - stated that Z Street was approached by an attorney for another Jewish group that claimed it had encountered similar problems with the IRS.
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