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Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
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We have all watched the familiar scene on Capitol Hill – the latest public scandal like officials from the Internal Revenue Service are dragged up to Capitol Hill to appear before a Committee, raise their right hands, take...more
Just to show my age and my fascination with history – the recent flap over the IRS targeting of Tea Party-affiliated groups reminds everyone in my age bracket (and above) of the legendary Nixon(ian) scandals during the...more
The Washington Post is reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed during a press conference today that he has ordered the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe the IRS’s targeting of...more
Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past week:
• Court strikes down Obama recess appointments: The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President...more
Attorney Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending November 16, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
by Steven Getman
Attorney Steven Getman notes some of the stories about the law and lawyers in the news...more
As the “will he or won’t he” controversy continues to swirl around demands that Mitt Romney release multiple years of his federal income tax returns, some commentators have speculated that Governor Romney’s reluctance to...more
July 18, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney.
Topics Include: Federal...more
Rich Nugent (R – Brookesville) has been working for weeks to formulate legislation to combat identity theft. One of the main stumbling blocks to nabbing the thieves is the law that forbids the IRS from divulging tax details...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
In the continuous fight against tax fraud, the IRS plans to implement new measures designed to reduce identity theft and prevent tax refunds being stolen. However, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson cautions that...more
For a man who serves on the finance committee overseeing the expenditure of billions of tax dollars, it’s incredulous that Marion Barry cannot keep his own tax liability current. According to the District of Columbia Office...more
The 82nd Texas Legislative Session and the Special Session convened during June of 2011 did not generate any new material Texas taxes. There are, however, several important administrative and timing provisions1 that business...more
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called on the IRS and Federal Election Commission (FEC) to investigate the Commission on Hope, Growth and Opportunity (CHGO) on alleged violation of tax and campaign...more
This election cycle, voters have been focused on the highly competitive and record spending top-of-the-ticket races for California Governor and U.S. Senate. The candidates’ ads have dominated the press, radio and television...more
The FBI and IRS have begun investigations into campaign contributions amounting to $239,500 for political action committees and area politicians including gubernatorial candidate Gresham Barrett and members of the Myrtle...more
After a much-publicized initial rejection by the Swiss lower house of parliament of an IRS-UBS deal in which the Swiss bank agreed to forward details of 4,450 of its American depositors suspected of tax evasion, the lawmakers...more
As part of its ongoing investigation into former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, the FBI recently subpoenaed a Southfield TV station for a video clip in which Kilpatrick denied he had misused the Kilpatrick Civic Fund....more
In the latest development of the much publicized American Swiss deal in which UBS bank agreed to disclose details of 4,450 of its American account holders the IRS suspects of dodging taxes, the Swiss House of Representatives...more
Dozens of death threats have been posted online against IRS workers since last Sunday. The reason? The federal government’s health care bill. Radical anti-government and anti-tax groups have labeled last Sunday, March 21 (the...more
On October 27, 2009, Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) and Representative Charles Rangel (D-New York), chairmen of the Congressional tax writing committees, introduced the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 (the “Bill”)...more