Skip to comments.Drill Down on Federal Tax Court Appointments
Posted on 11/20/2019 6:19:00 AM PST by JayGalt
Alina I. Marshall, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years, vice L. Paige Marvel, term expiring.
Christian N. Weiler, of Louisiana, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years, vice Albert G. Lauber, term expiring.
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Current composition of the Federal Tax Court is 10 Democrat appointed nominees, 3 Bush appointed & 4 Trump appointed nominees with two vacancies.
Yesterday’s nominees are replacing L. Paige Marvel & Albert G. Lauber both of whom are Obama nominees. The two open seats have nominees designated: Alina Ionescu Marshall of Virginia & Christian N. Weiler of Louisiana.
Following confirmation of these four nominations the balance of the Federal Tax Court will be Trump 8, Bush 3, Obama 5; Clinton 3-(reappointed by Obama), for a balance of 11R:8D.
These positions are considered apolitical and the reappointments at the end of the 15 yr term are customarily renewed irrespective of the party of the current POTUS. That being said IMO I’d rather have a Trump appointee hearing my case. The attention to these positions by POTUS attests to his commitment to leave no open judicial seats unfilled.
The mission of the United States Tax Court is to provide a national forum for the expeditious resolution of disputes between taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service that allows for careful consideration of the merits of each case and ensures a uniform interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code. The Court is committed to providing taxpayers, most of whom are self-represented, with a convenient place of trial and, when their disputes involve relatively small amounts of tax, simplified procedures. The Tax Court is composed of 19 presidentially appointed members.
Thanks for your interest. Analysis is up now.
Do away with the federal income tax and we wouldnt have to fund these.
Replace it with one time collected (at the cash register) National Retail sales tax.
Based on the 15 yr appointment term the 3 Bush judges will be up for reappointment in President Trump’s second term 2023. The other terms will not be up for reappointment until the following term 2024-2028.
There is a lot to be said for that plan.
The savings in time & $ by avoiding preparation using tax attorneys, preparers and individual preparation would be huge.
It would be dwarfed, however, by the savings from eliminating distortions of good business practices caused by working to optimize tax payments and the $ spent developing those plans. Imagine if a business could set up it’s accounting practices and corporate structure in the manner that best suited it’s functions.
The savings and freedom to develop an estate plan that didn’t give up control of one’s estate before death to avoid government confiscation would also be huge.
While I’m on a roll...
Federal Claims Court - 16 positions
Eight vacancies; Four Trump appointments; One Bush and Three Obama appointments
Five nominees in the pipeline
Additionally announced 11/19: Kathryn C. Davis, of Maryland
That will leave two open seats. When the named nominees are confirmed the count will be 10 Trump, 1 Bush, 3 Obama & 2 vacancies.
Looking at the purview of this court I am again glad that it will be dominated by Trump nominees for at least 15 years.
The court, as now constituted, consists of 16 judges, appointed by the President and subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate for terms of 15 years. In addition, judges who have completed their statutory terms of office are authorized to continue to take cases as senior judges of the court. This ongoing tenure serves as a mechanism to ensure judicial impartiality and independence.
In recent years, the court’s docket has been increasingly characterized by complex, high-dollar demands, and high-profile cases in such areas as, for example, the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s, the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans, and the federal repository of civilian spent nuclear fuel.
Nevertheless, despite the nature of the claim, the notability of the claimant, or the amount in dispute, the Court of Federal Claims acts as a clearing house when the government must settle with those it has legally wronged. As observed by former Chief Judge Loren A. Smith, the court is the institutional scale that weighs the government’s actions against the standard measure of the law and helps make concrete the spirit of the First Amendment’s guarantee of the right “to petition the Government for redress of grievances. (wiki)
Trump 2020. With majorities in both house & the fear of God instilled deep in the spirit of the RINO.
Thanks for the add!
Thanks for the ping!
Leader McConnell has filed cloture on Executive Calendar #489 Sherri A. Lydon to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina Leader McConnell has filed cloture on Executive Calendar #479 Richard Myers II* [Federalist Society] to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina Leader McConnell has filed cloture on Executive Calendar #460 David B. Barlow to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Utah Leader McConnell has filed cloture on Executive Calendar #459 R. Austin Huffaker, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama Leader McConnell has filed cloture on Executive Calendar #381 Douglas Cole to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio Leader McConnell has filed cloture on Executive Calendar #478 Sarah Pitlyk* [Federalist Society] to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri Leader McConnell has filed cloture on Executive Calendar #353 John Sinatra, Jr.* [Federalist Society] to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of New York Leader McConnell has filed cloture on Executive Calendar #347 Eric Komitee to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
The goal they have is that no Jugeships will be left unfilled...
McConnell is working on an end of year avalanche. The House fooling round with impeachment means the Senate had time on it’s hand to pass lots of judges.
If there are any openings at the end of next year; he’ll recess the Senate and Trump can recess appoint every available open appointable position in fed.gov.
Yes; the judgeships have really ramped up the past two weeks. It’s not a coincidence. It’s so hopeless for the D’s that the D Senators currently campaigning for POTUS don’t even bother to show up for votes.
Warren, Sanders, Booker and Harris have missed almost every judgeship vote for months.
I just found another batch announced late yesterday. Brasher is a repeat announcement. Apparently Central California court is having a crisis because of all the unfilled positions.
Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, vice Edward E. Carnes, retiring.
John W. Holcomb, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, vice Dean D. Pregerson, retired.
Knut Sveinbjorn Johnson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California, vice John A. Houston, retired.
Steve Kim, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, vice Beverly Reid OConnell, deceased.
Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska, vice Ralph R. Beistline, retired.
Michelle M. Pettit, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California, vice Michael M. Anello, retired.
Todd Wallace Robinson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California, vice Marilyn L. Huff, retired.
Jennifer P. Togliatti, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada, vice James C. Mahan, retired.
One more 11/20
David C. Joseph of Louisiana, to serve as Judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
The list above are 8 new judicial nominees on 11/20-21. They still have to move through the Judicial committee.
After the 8 nominees that have been listed for cloture Mon. Dec 2nd there remain 20 District judges, 1 Federal Claims judge & 2 Circuit judges already on the Senate floor eligible for cloture vote. Could be a nice number of new judges confirmed to finish out the year.
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