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June 2011 Archives

SCOTUS Lets 10th Circuit Opinion Stay in Osage Nation Lawsuit

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that imposed taxes on the Osage Nation of the Oklahoma area. The Tenth Circuit lawsuit dealt with the issue of whether tribal citizens who live and work in Osage County are exempt from state income taxes.

The case ends at the Tenth Circuit, as SCOTUS denied the certiorari petition for the Pawhuska-based tribe.

The case arose in 1999, reports NewsOK, when a member of the Osage Nation challenged the state of Oklahoma's right to tax her income.

10th Circuit Excludes Voluntary Disclosure From ADA Privilege

The Americans with Disabilities Act was up at issue before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently.

In EEOC v. C.R. England, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling granting a motion for summary judgment on the issue that medical information voluntarily disclosed by an employee was not protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Tax Protest

Here’s a long running tax case that has seen its way through the Tax Court, the Federal District Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case has a bit of everything for the tax practitioner: tax liens,a notice of deficiency, a foreclosure and a tax protest. For all you non-tax lawyers, let’s try to put this in plain English.

From 1990 to 1995, a taxpayer failed to pay his taxes. As a consequence, he received two notices of deficiency from the Internal Revenue Service.

A quick sidebar: A notice of deficiency is known by tax practitioners as the “ticket to Tax Court.”

Steve Six Nomination Set for Vote This Week

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote today on whether or not former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six's nomination for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals should be forwarded to the full Senate.

On March 9, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Steve Six to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Six is currently a partner at Stevens & Brand in Lawrence, Kansas.

Denver Law Job Announcement: Staff Attorney in Appeals Court

Are you looking for a legal job in Colorado? The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals is hiring!

The job was posted on June 10, 2011, and is open until filled. Here’s the great news: There may be more than one position, according to the job listing on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals website.

The position is for a Staff Attorney and is a temporary job, with a starting salary of $59,057-$70,231. The position is not anticipated to last more than three months.