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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…

Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care law, making review before election unlikely
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to grant fast-track review to a new constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act, making it unlikely that the case will be decided before the 2020 presidential election.
BigLaw firm sues Missouri for alleged failure to pay full incentives for jobs it created
Littler Mendelson has filed a lawsuit claiming the state of Missouri failed to pay promised incentives for the jobs the law firm created when it located its new global services center in Kansas City in 2015.
SCOTUS goes into the new year with a loaded plate as impeachment trial looms

The U.S. Supreme Court has multiple high-profile cases on its docket this term, including cases to be argued in early 2020 on state aid to religion, abortion and President Donald Trump’s desire to shield his personal finances from government subpoenas.

Chemerinsky: 2019 was all about setting up the blockbuster year 2020 promises to be
The past year was unusual in the U.S. Supreme Court because the justices handed down only a few blockbuster decisions but then filled their docket with a stunning number of cases of potentially great significance to be decided in spring 2020. Interestingly, the court could have taken many of these cases in the October 2018 term for decisions in June 2019, but it did not do so.
Supreme Court agrees to hear 3 disputes over access to Trump’s financial and tax records
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear three cases in which President Donald Trump is fighting subpoenas for his tax and financial records from two banks and his accounting firm.
Insurer miscalculated benefits for lawyer who had heart attack 1 day before $65K raise, judge rules
A tax lawyer who had a heart attack over Labor Day weekend—a day before he received a $65,000 raise—was entitled to disability benefits based on the higher paycheck, an Illinois federal judge has ruled.

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