Judge Jackson and the Act-of-Production Doctrine

March 17, 2022  |  New York Law Journal

President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court is historic not just because, if confirmed, she will be the first black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, but also because she is the first nominee with prior experience as a public defender.  Although Judge Jackson’s judicial record does not offer insight into how she will approach cases that might affect tax practitioners, in my latest article for the New York Law Journal, “Judge Jackson and the Act-of-Production Doctrine,” I discuss how Judge Jackson’s appellate advocacy led the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to vacate the conviction of a defendant in a criminal tax case. 

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