11835636_sPresident Obama has tried pretty darn hard to get liberal appointees into power over the past few years.

But it looks like he might actually have some allies in judgeship positions already.

Washington, D.C., District Judge Reggie B. Walton was appointed by former President George W. Bush. And very recently he ruled in favor of the IRS by dismissing lawsuits filed by conservative organizations.

This news doesn’t sit well with organizations like Texas-based True the Vote and Linchpins of Liberty who allege the IRS targeted them and prevented them from receiving non-profit status.

The judge dismissed their lawsuits because he reasoned the IRS had already done enough when they “suspended” their targeting program.

Of course conservatives are going to appeal the case.

Jay Sekulow who serves as chief counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice said, “The decision by the court is disappointing. However, it does not deter our efforts to seek justice for our clients. We are reviewing the decision and plan to appeal.”

According to WND:

In its federal lawsuit, the ACLJ represents 41 organizations in 22 states. Of the 41 groups, 28 organizations received tax-exempt status after lengthy delays, seven are still pending, five withdrew applications because of frustration with the IRS process, and one had its file closed by the IRS after refusing to answer the unconstitutional requests for more information, Sekulow said.

‘It’s a disappointing ruling because it basically leaves targets of bad behavior by the IRS without a remedy,’ Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told the Daily Signal.

Walton decided that because the organizations eventually won tax-exempt status, any wrongdoing they suffered had been remedied.

‘We are stunned by today’s judgment,” said Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote. “The notion that the IRS can target Americans for years because of their political beliefs is reprehensible.’

A ruling like this means the can of worms opened by the IRS is still open.

Conservatives can’t be expected to believe the IRS won’t do it again. Especially if there aren’t serious legal repercussions for their behavior.

As Von Spakovsky with Heritage foundation said, “…their total lack of remorse, [means] I don’t think it’s ‘speculative’ that this could happen again in the future.”