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Once upon a time, the IRS wanted to tax the rich

The IRS commissioner aimed to stanch the country’s losses with what he proclaimed would be “a game-changing strategy.” In short order, Charles Rettig, then a high-powered tax lawyer and today President Donald Drumpf’s IRS commissioner, warned that the squad was conducting “the audits from hell.”

For starters, they can devote seemingly limitless resources to hiring the best legal and accounting talent. Such taxpayers tend not to steamroll tax laws; they employ complex, highly refined strategies that seek to stretch the tax code to their advantage. It can take years for IRS investigators just to understand a transaction and deem it to be a violation.

Because the audits are private — IRS officials can go to prison if they divulge taxpayer information — details of the often epic paper battles between the rich and the tax collectors are sparse, with little in the public record. Attorneys are also loath to talk about their clients’ t
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A German court forced the removal of a Wikipedia article’s history


Three months ago, a German court ruled that part of a Wikipedia article—found to be defamatory in a previous court decision—had to be removed from both the article and its associated revision track…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19639995
Posted by bonyt (karma: 964)
Post stats: Points: 122 - Comments: 62 - 2019-04-11T22:38:23Z

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Court papers show Gillibrand’s ties to NXIVM Sex Cult





#Court documents revealed this week #confirmed that the #father of 2020 #Democratic presidential hopeful #Senator #KirstenGillibrand once worked as a #... show more


 
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Georgia court rules to extradite British speedboat killer#1ST #IMAGES #GEORGIA #BRITAIN #CRIME #COURT #EXTRADITION


 

Officials at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York #SDNY hold a press conference on #MichaelAvenatti's charges. #Avenatti is set to be #charged Monday for allegedly trying to #extort #Nike for $15-$25 million. Avenatti will be in #court this afternoon.


#NotTheOnion #rofl #humor #fun #lol #StormyDaniels #CreepyPornLawyer #CPL


 

Brexit : Donald Tusk favorable à un report court, sous conditions


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#breakingnews #brexit #conditions #court #donald #favorable #news #report #sous #tusk

Le président du Conseil européen a réagi à la demande de report du Brexit que lui a formulée officiellement la Première ministre britannique Theresa May.Bild/Foto
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US Bars Entry to International Criminal Court Investigators


WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in...
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19403095
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Post stats: Points: 117 - Comments: 67 - 2019-03-15T19:08:13Z

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Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 felony counts by grand jury


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A #CookCounty grand #jury has returned a 16-count #indictment against #Empire actor #JussieSmollett, according to #court records. The Cook County State's Attorney's Office confirmed the indictment, which they said was…

https://abc7chicago.com/jussie-smollett-indicted-on-16-felony-counts-by-grand-jury/5177586/

#leftism #hoax #fraud #HateCrimeHoax #HoaxCrime #leftists #left


 

Chelsea Manning jailed for contempt of court


Former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning was jailed Friday for contempt of court after she refused to testify in a closed-door grand jury hearing related to WikiLeaks, the site to which she…
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Chelsea Manning jailed for contempt of court


Former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning was jailed Friday for contempt of court after she refused to testify in a closed-door grand jury hearing related to WikiLeaks, the site to which she…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19339039
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Post stats: Points: 116 - Comments: 70 - 2019-03-08T16:30:04Z

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UK Rejects International Court of Justice Opinion on the Chagos Islands


#chagos #court #international #islands #justice #opinion #rejects
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UK Rejects International Court of Justice Opinion on the Chagos Islands


 

SEC Asks Manhattan Federal Court to Hold Elon Musk in Contempt


The Securities and Exchange Commission says in a court filing that a Feb. 19 tweet regarding projected production volumes in 2019 violated terms of a prior settlement.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19250552
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Post stats: Points: 130 - Comments: 158 - 2019-02-25T23:35:20Z

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Trump to decide on who to succeed Kavanaugh in circuit court


Eric Miller is the first appeals judge to get a vote on the Senate floor this year, and the 31st of Drumpf’s presidency. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up an initial vote on his Ninth Circuit nomination for Monday evening.

Democrats argue Republicans are trying to defang the minority by moving nominees even if they don’t have the support of a home-state senator.

"This needs to end. So I am not going to be complicit in this latest rushed process to load the courts with Drumpf nominees in the lame duck session and I will not be returning the blue slip that signals my approval of this process," Murray said in a statement at the time.
#US #USA #Court #CircuitCourt #Justice #Injustice #BlueSlip #Trump #DonaldTrump #ChecksAndBalances #Kavanaugh #BrettKavanaugh #HomstateSenator #News #Politics #ObstructionOfJustice


 

Emojis create problems for courts to punish criminals


Between 2004 and 2019, there was an exponential rise in emoji and emoticon references in US court opinions, with over 30 percent of all cases appearing in 2018, according to Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman, who has been tracking all of the references to “emoji” and “emoticon” that show up in US court opinions.

In murder cases, emoji could be found in threats that took place between the defendant and the victim, and they serve as evidence that suggests the defendant’s state of mind or whether they had a propensity to commit the crime. “That can happen in criminal law, but it can happen in contract law as well. There’s a bunch of chatter that takes place before a contract is actually formed,” he says.

But emoji are a critical part of communication, and in cases where transcripts of online communication are being read to the jury, they need to be characterized as well instead of being skipped over. “You could imagin... show more


 

U.S. Supreme Court Puts Limits on Police Power to Seize Private Property


Civil forfeiture laws, a popular way to raise revenue, have been the subject of criticism across the political spectrum.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19209957
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Post stats: Points: 323 - Comments: 94 - 2019-02-20T17:44:39Z

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Two articles on the Notorious RBG

  • #### Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To Supreme Court Bench After Lung Cancer Surgery
As luck would have it, after the January arguments, the court had scheduled a month-long "writing break," allowing Ginsburg extra time to recuperate from home. Last Friday, Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court building for the first time in order to participate in the justices' private conference, the first such conference scheduled since mid-January.

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center operated on Ginsburg Dec. 21, removing one of the five lobes of her lungs. Days later she returned to Washington, D.C., to recuperate. Doctors reported that the pathology report on her lung found no further evidence of disease and they said no further treatment is planned.

Indeed, Washington legal circles are rife with rumors these days that Justice Clarence Thomas, the court's most conservative member, is pondering retirement, the theory being th
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16 states going to challenge Trump's naitonal emergency declaration


"We're suing President Drumpf to stop him from unilaterally robbing taxpayer funds lawfully set aside by Congress for the people of our states. For most of us, the office of the presidency is not a place for theatre," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said.

The states - all of them but Maryland governed by Democrats - say the lawsuit aims to protect their residents, natural resources and economic interests. They argue that Mr Drumpf's order to divert funds would cost them millions of dollars.

Still, they will need some more states to effectively sue him. 16 out of 50 states are not many, only 32 percent.

Experts say the largest number of illegal migrants settling in the US each year is those who stay in the country after their visas expire. And most of drugs being trafficked into the US enter the country through ports of entry.
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#Bee: RBG resumes work at Supreme Court

Half-human, half-robot Justice enters Supreme Court, introduces self as Ruth Bader Gins-Borg





WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday after the #UnitedStates #SupremeCourt opened and #justices began filing in, a half-robot, half-human with the face of #RuthBaderGinsburg entered wielding an arm cannon, body armor, e... show more


 

Attacking a Pay Wall That Hides Public Court Filings


The federal judiciary charges 10 cents a page to see electronic court records. Retired judges and civil rights groups say access should be free.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19122797
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Post stats: Points: 132 - Comments: 49 - 2019-02-09T15:43:07Z

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Immigrant accused of raping three Children in one week was released on bail twice by Democrat judge





#NewMexico: A man accused of #raping three #children in a week and #sexually #assaulting his own 13-year-old #daughter was #... show more


 
Bild/FotoRixty Dixet wrote the following post Sat, 26 Jan 2019 20:04:52 +0100

- #Victory! #Illinois #Supreme #Court #Protects #Biometric #Privacy
the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously that when companies collect biometric data like fingerprints or face prints without informed opt-in consent, they can be sued. Users don't need to prove an injury like identity fraud or physical harm—just losing control of one’s biometric privacy is injury enough.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/victory-illinois-supreme-court-protects-biometric-privacy


 
- #Victory! #Illinois #Supreme #Court #Protects #Biometric #Privacy
the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously that when companies collect biometric data like fingerprints or face prints without informed opt-in consent, they can be sued. Users don't need to prove an injury like identity fraud or physical harm—just losing control of one’s biometric privacy is injury enough.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/victory-illinois-supreme-court-protects-biometric-privacy


 
- #Victory! #Illinois #Supreme #Court #Protects #Biometric #Privacy
the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously that when companies collect biometric data like fingerprints or face prints without informed opt-in consent, they can be sued. Users don't need to prove an injury like identity fraud or physical harm—just losing control of one’s biometric privacy is injury enough.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/victory-illinois-supreme-court-protects-biometric-privacy


 

Supreme Court lets Trump's Transgender Military Ban take effect! 👍

"Don't ask, don't tell" → "Don't bother, go to hell!" \o \o \o





A divided #US #SupremeCourt cleared #President #DonaldTrump’s administration to start #barring most #transgender people from serving in the #ArmedForces.

The #justices, voting 5-4 Tuesday, put on hold lower #court decisions that had blocked the administration’s planned #ban from taking effect. Justices #RuthBaderGinsburg, #StephenBreyer, #SoniaSotomayor and #ElenaKagan dissented. Neither side provided any explanation.

The court…

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-22/supreme-court-lets-trump-s-transgender-military-ban-take-effect


 
- #Apple #risks #iPhone #ban in #Germany after #court #case #loss
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A German court on Thursday found in favour of US chipmaker Qualcomm in a patent dispute case against Apple, which could lead to a ban on sales of iPhones in Germany.
https://phys.org/news/2018-12-qualcomm-apple-case-iphone-germany.html