Wesley Bruer, CNN producer covering criminal justice and national security, wrote an article entitled Court: IRS needs to prove it isn’t targeting conservative groups; the substance of which suggests that CNN producers are not required to do research or have a working knowledge of the US Constitution to write for CNN.
Mr. Bruer’s article presumes the commonly held misconception that courts have legislative power.
Article I of the US Constitution states that,
“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
This precept is unambiguous, unequivocal, unconditional and uncontradicted by any other precept or provision of the US Constitution or any other federal legislation; which means that congress is to the legislative branch what the US Supreme Court (scotus) is to the judicial branch; however, court jurisdiction requires that there be a law upon which to base a decision; the court is constrained by the precepts of the applicable law; and where no law exist the court has no jurisdiction.
There is no constitutional or legislative precept conferring the power of legislation to court decisions; case law is not law, nor is precedent law.
Congress enacted the legislation which created the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and enacts all laws governing taxation by the federal government. The administration of the IRS is the sole purview of the executive branch. The judicial branch has no constitutional or legislative authority over the operation of that agency.
The legislative provision for non-profit tax exemption requires entities to meet prescribed criteria and the courts have no authority to order the process expedited; nor impose penalties for alleged lethargy.
The case discussed in the article is a demonstration of the corruption which pervades the judiciary; facilitated by people like Wesley Bruer and media like CNN failing to do due diligence and misinforming the public.