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Afternoon Briefs: Multistate suit challenges coronavirus relief provision; Crowell combines with boutique

Lawsuit challenges tax provision in COVID-19 relief bill

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a lawsuit challenging a tax provision in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The provision…

Supreme Court refuses to block subpoena for Trump’s financial records

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down former President Donald Trump’s emergency request to block a subpoena for his tax and financial records.

Still no action from SCOTUS on Trump’s emergency request for subpoena relief in tax records case

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking its time with an emergency request by former President Donald Trump to block a subpoena for his tax records.

Lawyer tries to persuade IRS it doesn’t owe him $285K

Lawyer Todd Rothbard of Santa Clara, California, tried to reach the Internal Revenue Service after it told him in a Jan. 4 letter that he miscalculated his 2019 taxes, and he is due more than $284,000.

Afternoon Briefs: Biden addresses environmental justice; scammers impersonate law firm

Biden climate orders address environmental justice

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed executive orders to address climate change. Biden paused oil and gas leases on federal land and created a…

Morgan Lewis ordered to turn over Trump docs in tax probe; firm will end representation

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius announced Wednesday that it will be dropping former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization as tax clients.

In suit with implications for law firms, US is accused of raising bar on PPP loan forgiveness

A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that the U.S. Small Business Administration appears to be making it more difficult for companies to gain forgiveness of paycheck protection loans intended to help businesses survive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supreme Court puts off action on Trump-related cases; is it waiting for the clock to run out?

The U.S. Supreme Court does not appear to be in a rush to decide legal matters related to President Donald Trump. It’s possible the Supreme Court is “allowing the clock to run out,” according to one news organization.

Trump’s bid to block tax records subpoena based on ‘implausible speculation,’ 2nd Circuit says

A federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s claim that a subpoena for his tax records was overbroad and was issued in bad faith.

Afternoon Briefs: Justice Ginsburg will lie in state; 2 lawyers are sentenced in extortion plot

Justice Ginsburg will be first woman to lie in state at Capitol

The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the top of the…

Public approval for SCOTUS surges after latest blockbuster term, report says

The public’s approval of the U.S. Supreme Court is the highest it has been in more than a decade, according to a new poll from Gallup.  The results, released Wednesday, show that 58% of Americans say the Supreme Court handles its job responsibly.

Wife of ‘third founder of Google’ accuses Morrison & Foerster of ‘betrayal’ in divorce

The wife of Scott Hassan, a tech entrepreneur who helped write Google’s original code, is suing Morrison & Foerster for allegedly breaching its fiduciary duty to her by representing her husband's interests after she filed for divorce.

Does DACA decision let Trump refuse to enforce US laws? Law prof who talked to White House thinks so

President Donald Trump is taking an expansive view of presidential power that apparently relies on the views of a Bush administration lawyer who wrote the memo used to justify waterboarding.

State supreme court rules for property owner who lost home over $8 tax debt

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Friday that the takings clause in the state constitution prevents counties from selling homes for unpaid tax debts and keeping all surplus proceeds.

Federal judge’s son killed, her lawyer husband wounded in shooting at their home

A gunman dressed as a FedEx driver killed the son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of the District of New Jersey and wounded her lawyer husband Sunday evening.

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