Federal government sues Robertson over violation of federal election laws, 1996.

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TV evangelist Pat Robertson is shown in this 1990 file photo. The government Tuesday, July 30, 1996, sued the Christian Coalition, charging that the religious group founded by Robertson violated federal election laws by promoting Republican candidates for president and Congress. MARTY LEDERHANDLER, Associated Press