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Supreme Court Halts “Arbitrary” Tax Court Secrecy

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· Story link The U.S. Supreme Court said in a 7-2 ruling that detailed reports written by special judges as…

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The U.S. Supreme Court said in a 7-2 ruling that detailed reports written by special judges as recommendations to the U.S. Tax Court must be public. In the past, the tax court has issued public opinions but kept the recommendations on fact on which they are based confidential. The Supreme Court said the tax court’s interpretation of its own rules was “arbitrary.” (3/11/05)