Attorney-at-Law

THE STEALTH JUDGE

In Uncategorized on 08/12/2019 at 13:07

No announcement on the Tax Court website preceded Judge Courtney D. Jones’ arrival at The Glasshouse at 400 Second Street, NW. Guess the hard-laboring clerks and flailing datestampers are on vacation.

A click on her name at the Judges’ page on said website revealed no link.

Your enterprising blogger only discovered confirmation of her nomination on August 1, 2019, by Senate voice vote by scouring the internet.

Anyway, here’s the story.

“Jones earned her Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from Hampton University and was the recipient of the President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement. She earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where she served for two years as the editor in chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal, (which has since been renamed the Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice). She practiced for four years at Bird, Loechl, Brittain & McCants, a boutique law firm in Atlanta. Prior to joining the IRS she practiced for three years in the exempt organizations and intellectual property practice groups of the Washington, D.C.-based firm Caplin & Drysdale.” Wikipedia.

Prior to hitting the Glasshouse, she was a senior attorney in the Tax-Exempt and Government Entities division in the Office of Chief Counsel.

Sometimes the one who limps in scoops the pot.

I expect great opinions from Judge Jones.

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  1. “I expect great opinions from Judge Jones.”

    In 47 years, I have read many thousand Tax Court opinions, Regular and Memorandum. I would be hard pressed to identify a single one I would refer to as “great.” Certainly none in the recent 15 years.

    As the old Titanic passenger list joke goes, name one.

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  2. Mr Harris, as Alex Pope said “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.”

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