Tax Law

818 ABA Journal Tax Law articles.

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.
Supreme Court rules Trump isn’t automatically immune from criminal subpoenas
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump is not automatically and absolutely immune from state criminal subpoenas in a case seeking his financial records.
Justices have a lot to say, but all is quiet in the Supreme Court

In a normal June, the U.S. Supreme Court issues the last of the term’s opinions, many of which are in its most contentious and divided cases. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once referred to people coming to the courtroom to “watch the show.” But the show has not gone on during the time of quarantine.

Supreme Court arguments on Trump financial subpoenas suggest differing outcomes in the cases
The U.S. Supreme Court could split in its decisions in President Donald Trump’s fight against subpoenas for his tax and financial records, remote oral arguments indicated Tuesday.
Privilege doesn’t protect law firm’s client information from IRS summons, 5th Circuit says
A Texas law firm has to comply with an Internal Revenue Service summons seeking information about any clients that created overseas accounts and entities, according to a federal appeals court.
Online estate planning sees surge during coronavirus crisis

“I think that everybody has a family member who is elderly or has been affected by this or works in health care, so it definitely hits close to home,” says Trust & Will co-founder Cody Barbo in this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast.

SCOTUS will hear arguments by telephone conference in several cases because of COVID-19
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will have oral arguments by telephone conference in May for several cases because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Afternoon Briefs: Female topless ban upheld; is requiring stamp on mail-in ballot a poll tax?

Judge upholds beach town’s female topless ban

U.S. District Judge James Bredar has upheld a ban in Ocean City, Maryland, on women exposing their breasts in public. Bredar, an appointee…

2 judges resign after pleading guilty to felonies of attempted underwear theft and tax evasion
A New York judge who pleaded guilty in an attempted panty theft last year has resigned from the bench, as has another New York judge accused of failing to file tax returns for 10 years.
Afternoon Briefs: Texas university leader leaves without blame for law school scandal; judge sides with immigrants

Texas Southern University president leaves school with no blame for alleged law school misconduct

Texas Southern University is parting ways with its president without any claims of wrongdoing, which is…

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