US Tax Court ends 20-year-old "secret report" practice

[JURIST] After a US Supreme Court ruling [JURIST report] in March, the US Tax Court has announced important changes to its procedure, ending the 20-year practice of keeping secret reports [JURIST report] prepared by judges at hearings. At issue in the Supreme Court ruling was the case of Burton Kanter [New York Times report], where the "secret report" differed sharply from the final opinion. What should be done about other cases closed during that time period remains unclear. The Chicago Tribune has more.

 

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