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Response to DallasNE (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:52 PM

20. Correct, but it has never been challenged

I'm not sure whether it has ever even been applied/used.

It reads "shall" so it can only be challenged on constitutional grounds

Untrue... though constitutional grounds are of course the strongest and two of the three paths I've considered are in that realm.

However - the chairman's letter is very carefully written. He clearly sees the danger. The question is whether it's persuasive.

Why do you think he wants to look at Trump's taxes?

but the case law shows that it is not the role of the Court to determine the sincerity of the request from the legislative branch (separation of powers)

What case law are you thinking of? The courts have definitely ruled in the past on whether or not Congress has the power to grant itself new powers... and they have definitely ruled on whether or not the exercise of a given power was done for a legitimate purpose.

That means it has to be challenged on the inherit power of the President

That doesn't follow. I don't see how the president's powers (whatever they are) enter into this at all except to the extent that the executive is the only one with standing to challenge the law (but the executive branch in the person of the DOJ and Treas... not the President)

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LineLineLineLineReply Correct, but it has never been challenged
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