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883 ABA Journal Tax Law articles.

Another law firm defers start date for some associates

Fenwick & West has pushed back the start date for first-year corporate and transaction associates.

SCOTUS rules for grandmother in tax foreclosure takings fight; Jackson again pairs with Gorsuch

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 94-year-old woman could pursue a claim that a tax foreclosure sale violated her rights under the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause.

False-records case against Trump ‘stands apart,’ newspaper review finds

The felony business-records case against former President Donald Trump “stands apart” because the indictment does not include any separate charges, according to the New York Times, which reviewed about 30 such cases.

BigLaw partner agrees to pay more than $7.2M to settle allegations of unpaid taxes

A Williams & Connolly partner has agreed to pay more than $7.2 million to settle the federal government’s civil suit for unpaid federal income taxes.

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Billionaire who treated Justice Thomas to vacations also bought property from him and his relatives

A company owned by billionaire Harlan Crow bought a home and two vacant lots from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his relatives in 2014, according to a new report by ProPublica.

Justice Thomas cruises on yachts and flies on private jets, thanks to billionaire GOP donor, report says

Updated: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been hobnobbing with billionaire Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, who has showered Thomas and his wife with gifts of luxury travel for more than two decades, according to an investigative report by ProPublica.

Why Trump is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records for one $130K hush-money payment

Former President Donald Trump has been charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records as part of an alleged scheme to influence the 2016 presidential election and mischaracterize payments for tax purposes.

‘King Charles clause’ limits new board overseeing Disney World, put in place after DeSantis’ feud

An agreement enacted by Disney World’s oversight board before its control was turned over to political appointees preserves power for Disney at the expense of the new board—and for quite a long time, thanks to a "King Charles clause."

Selective-prosecution argument in Trump falsified-records case is ‘long shot’ that may still resonate

Former President Donald Trump may argue that any forthcoming indictment in connection with hush-money payments to an adult film actress is a selective prosecution entitling him to dismissal of the charges.

Attorney-client privilege case dismissed by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed an attorney-client privilege case two weeks after hearing oral arguments.

Can the government seize property for unpaid taxes and keep the surplus after selling it? SCOTUS will decide

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether local governments violate the Constitution when they seize property for unpaid taxes, sell it and then fail to return the surplus to the owner.

Bankruptcy judge suspends lawyer for ‘bizarre gamesmanship,’ urging clients to infect trustee with ‘nasty disease’

A bankruptcy judge in Colorado has suspended a Denver lawyer from practicing before the court for three years as a sanction for “egregious lawyer misconduct” that included asking his clients to infect the trustee with COVID-19 or another “nasty disease.”

Law firm’s more protective test for attorney-client privilege ‘is a big ask,’ Kagan says

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan told a lawyer representing a tax law firm Monday that his proposed expansive test for protecting documents under attorney-client privilege “is a big ask,” according to coverage of the oral arguments.

Supreme Court will consider ‘huge’ attorney-client privilege case

The issue is whether a communication involving both legal and nonlegal advice is protected by attorney-client privilege when obtaining or providing legal advice is one of the significant purposes for the communication.

Did CFO of Trump Organization act ‘in behalf of’ company? Fraud conviction appeal will focus on issue

The Trump Organization’s appeal of its tax fraud conviction will partly focus on whether the actions of the chief financial officer were made “in behalf of” the company, according to one of the defense lawyers.

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