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Scientologists lose bid for IRS records

Title: Scientologists lose bid for IRS records
Date: Wednesday, 11 November 1987
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: David G. Savage
Main source: articles.latimes.com
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, rejecting an appeal filed by the Church of Scientology of California to obtain government tax records, ruled Tuesday that the public has no right to get information kept by the Internal Revenue Service. The tax agency "has no duty under the Freedom of Information Act" to disclose internal records, even if names and other confidential information could be easily deleted, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist said. Civil rights attorneys denounced the unanimous decision, saying the ruling ... [Read the rest at articles.latimes.com]