Paul L. Caron

Friday, January 20, 2017

The IRS Scandal, Day 1352: The End Of My Daily Coverage

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In response to inquiries from Peter J. Reilly (Forbes) and Brian Leiter (University of Chicago Law School), I previously discussed when I would stop my daily coverage of the IRS Scandal:

My answer is the same as it has been throughout the scandal: I will stop when the daily commentary in the press and blogosphere on the scandal (from both the right and the left) ends. At several points in the scandal, as I was running out of content, a new chapter would unfold and my daily coverage would continue. Currently, the scandal has gone mostly quiet and I have only a few posts left in the queue. So it may be that my daily coverage will end soon, and will be resumed if and when the scandal heats up again.

With Donald Trump's inauguration, I am ending my daily coverage as the scandal again has gone mostly quiet.  I will continue to sporadically blog the scandal when there is news about it (indeed, I have a post in the queue for tomorrow).  But I will no longer provide coverage each day.  I hope readers have found my coverage useful, and will continue to come here for updates on the scandal.

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Words are insufficient to convey adequate thanks; but, thank you. As a grateful American, I'm submitting your name for a Medal of Freedom. God bless you.

Posted by: Beau Perez | Jan 21, 2017 10:27:32 AM

This was a continuing terrible disservice to the IRS. I wonder how long it would have gone on had Secretary Clinton been elected.

Posted by: Ann | Jan 20, 2017 9:48:25 PM

If justice should fall like rain, perhaps we shall read about it here in a 'sporadic' remark. Thanks so much for giving us the feeling that we are not forgotten.

Posted by: Oliver Shank | Jan 20, 2017 6:20:55 PM

Excellent work, thanks again.

Posted by: MM | Jan 20, 2017 6:19:11 PM

As an attorney for the IRS for 40 years before retiring several years ago, I can only echo the comments thanking you for your work on the issue.

Posted by: Harmon Dow | Jan 20, 2017 6:00:23 PM

Thanks for all the work over the years!

Posted by: Steve Scanlan | Jan 20, 2017 4:59:06 PM

Excellent work, Paul. This has been a valuable public service.

Posted by: David Vandagriff | Jan 20, 2017 2:21:35 PM

Thanks for following this all the story these years. I followed Glenn's link to you occasionally so I could keep up with your posts. Too bad there weren't more folks interested in how all this was (mis)handled by IRS.

Posted by: Inbred Redneck | Jan 20, 2017 1:27:09 PM

You've done excellent work covering this scandal the past few years. Thank you.

Posted by: Milton Stanley | Jan 20, 2017 1:09:20 PM

Sorry to see this go, but thanks for the effort.

Posted by: Jim Hughes | Jan 20, 2017 12:11:39 PM

Thank you for this specific undertaking, but more so for your refusal to capitulate to certain other academics and cyber bullies who shall remain unnamed. Your importance and relevance in the public square that is the legal education blogosphere cannot be understated, and is immensely appreciated. Please, please keep at it.

Posted by: Anon | Jan 20, 2017 11:45:14 AM

Thank you for what you've done here over the years. There will be many, I'm sure, who will unknowingly benefit in their futures from this huge labor.

Posted by: htom trites | Jan 20, 2017 11:39:30 AM

Thanks so much. I checked in every day and hit a lot of your links. I truly appreciate the effort you put in.

Posted by: JorgXMcKie | Jan 20, 2017 10:48:20 AM

Thank you, good Professor. Your efforts at keeping us informed of a government gone mad are much, much appreciated.

Posted by: David Bolding | Jan 20, 2017 10:35:28 AM

Thanks, Professor. Great job.

Posted by: John Faszholz | Jan 20, 2017 10:23:42 AM

Thank you for all you have done, professor. We all appreciate it.

Posted by: Ted Savas | Jan 20, 2017 9:49:43 AM

Thank you for your efforts.

Posted by: Gbear | Jan 20, 2017 8:51:19 AM

Thank you so much for keeping a continuos public record of this egregious governmental abuse. I hope that Trump cleans house in the IRS to remove those who use their office to advance the interests of the Democratic party. Actually, it would be best if we went to something like the Fair Tax that would drastically reduce the ability of legislators and bureaucrats to grant favors and/or advance personal causes through the tax code or tax enforcement.

Posted by: Ramon Lopez | Jan 20, 2017 8:41:44 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your immense and under-appreciated public service.

Posted by: Andrew Scriveley | Jan 20, 2017 8:37:05 AM

Thank you for your coverage, Paul! It has been a true service to the nation.

Posted by: CatoRenasci | Jan 20, 2017 5:58:27 AM