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The morning read for Monday, Oct. 31

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected]. Here’s the Monday morning read: Supreme Court to Hear Ar

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Justices to consider Bank Secrecy Act penalties for failure to report foreign bank accounts

The argument Wednesday in Bittner v. United States presents a routine interpretative problem. Specifically, for a citizen who owns numerous foreign bank accounts, whether the failure to file an FBAR (the federal form that describes the foreign bank accoun

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Trump asks court to block House committee from obtaining his tax returns

Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block the disclosure of his federal income tax returns to a congressional committee. Without the court’s intervention, the House Committee on Ways and Means is poised to obtain six years o

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A guide to the amicus briefs in the affirmative-action cases

Nearly 100 amicus briefs were filed in Students for Fair Admissions v. the University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. President & Fellows of Harvard College, the cases questioning the use of affirmative action in undergraduate ad

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