Striking a Blow for Economic Liberty

This is very good news:

“The IRS may not unilaterally expand its authority through such an expansive, atextual, and ahistorical reading of” the law. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit used these words in a Feb. 11 ruling that struck down an Obama administration regulation on tax preparers.

Federal judges should copy this phrase and be ready to paste it into rulings — sometimes replacing “IRS” with “Health and Human Services” — as President Obamacontinues to act as legislator in chief, making and amending laws as he sees fit, separation of powers be damned.

More on this issue from Eugene Volokh. I join him in praising the Institute for Justice, which is a force for good if ever there was one.

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