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Response to DallasNE (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:37 PM

16. Mostly correct

I doubt that the argument will be that the president is above the law (though no doubt that's Trump's starting point personally). It will likely be that Congress doesn't have the authority to look at someone's taxes (courts and law enforcement do when acting together), and that they lack the power to give themselves that power... and thus the law is unconstitutional.

But it is the job of the courts to make those determinations

Absolutely correct. But the way that courts make those determinations require an actual legal controversy. Someone has to attempt to enforce the law as written against someone who challenges it.

But tax returns belong to the individual

Which raises a third argument for the court to consider. Deprivation of property without due process of law.

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