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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:11 PM

4. Its going to be funny

When the lower courts defer to Congress and the SCOTUS doesn't take this up. Because courts are very likely to rule that if there was supposed to be a limit to what Congress can request(define legislative purpose), then Congress should have said so in the law. This is actually a very simple legal concept that doesn't require much court scrutiny.

The SCOTUS, unlikely to even hear this, is not going to rule that some other law or part of the Constitution makes the law that allows Congress to request tax returns is "unconstitutional". And they are not going to rule that if Congress is controlled by a party different than that of the POTUS, then they can't request his taxes. No possibility.

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