One of the leading liberal lighting fixtures of American law now says the “IRS is engaged in unconstitutional discrimination in opposition to conservative corporations and need to be halted.”
To be clear, Harvard prof Laurence Tribe is a convert: Early inside the week, he despatched out a tweet dismissing the idea of an IRS scandal as long-debunked.
But, as the Cato Institute’s Walter Olson stated at Overlawyered, for as soon as social media virtually shed light on a dispute: Others asked Tribe to study this month’s DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against the IRS within the case — and he did.
That unanimous selection, reinstating complaints in opposition to the IRS for its concentrated on of righty companies, referred to that there’s “little factual dispute” approximately the targeting and the “unequal treatment” of conservatives. More, it’s “simple . . . The IRS can not protect its discriminatory behavior at the merits.”
Tribe read that, plus a key Inspector General document, and tweeted, “I confess errors [with regard to] IRS ideological concentrated on. The IG record and the [DC Circuit] choice seems right to me. Inexcusable abuse.”
If a liberal icon can see the severe abuse, there’s desire for the House drive to question IRS leader John Koskinen for his scorched-earth protection of the cancer in his company.