Victims of IRS have little redress of grievances
Christine O'Donnell had false tax information released in an effort to stop her political campaign.
...So the IRS is hiding behind the skirts of a law meant to stop their abuses. This is perverse. The courts should interpret the law as intended and stop this IRS abuse.
What was written as a well-meaning law to protect taxpayers has inexplicably transformed into a shield for the perpetrators. Unless the law is changed, there will be no public accountability for those who committed this crime, no one will be brought to justice and there will be no deterrent preventing such crimes from being committed again.
Let’s imagine if the situation was reversed. What if, while a Republican was president, the IRS leaked the tax records of Democratic candidates to the press? What would the reaction look like then?