Friday, January 12, 2018

The TaxProf Blog

Professor Paul L. Caron, continues to do the yeoman work of explaining the continuing controversy relating to the IRS discriminating against conservative groups during the Obama years.

Those of you who have been reading here for a while will recall the tale of Lois Lerner, who apologized for discriminating against conservative groups, then took the 5th repeatedly in testimony before Congress, then was allowed to retire.  In a later lawsuit, she gave a deposition which she is trying to keep sealed, because;
Lerner and Paz have said the release of their depositions “would expose them and their families to harassment and threat of serious bodily injury or even death.”
If what Lerner and Paz did is so horrific that the release of the deposition will make people want to kill her, then it must be horrific indeed.  But, if she did it as an agent of the government, it's a poor reason to keep i the deposition sealed.    Lois Lerner is an object lesson on why government agencies should not be weaponized against citizens of any political stripe.

What Lerner, et al, did was wrong.  Very wrong, and it should be exposed as a lesson to others who might want to hide their actions.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Actually, she and her ink, should be doing hard time in a federal penitentiary. They took an oath of office to uphold and protect the Constitution. They violated that oath (and broke the law) when they choose to not tell whoever ask them to discriminate against a group that was legally incorporated, "Nope, not without a court order."