“IRS rides 1884 ‘dead horse’ law to defense of tax preparer rules”

by Walter Olson on September 26, 2013

Speaking of the Institute for Justice’s legal work: “The Obama administration on Tuesday defended its effort to regulate the tax return preparation business for the first time in U.S. history, basing its case largely on a 19th century law dealing with horses lost or killed in the Civil War.” Earlier here. [Reuters]


1 wfjag 09.26.13 at 1:28 pm

One more thing to blame on Nathan Bedford Forrest.

2 Bumper 09.26.13 at 11:42 pm

Whoever thought this one up really should get some sort of award, maybe they could call it the “Furthest Reach Award” or “A Reach Too Far Award.”

3 Alan K. henderson 09.29.13 at 1:56 am

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and her name that sat on him was Lois Lerner, and the IRS followed with her.

4 Canvasback 09.29.13 at 10:47 pm

@ A.K. Henderson, that is some mighty good stuff.

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