Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Senate Sends Two Tax Court Judge Nominations Back To President Obama

SCDespite a plea by 52 tax professors, the nominations of Vik Edwin Stoll (nominated by President Obama on Nov. 9, 2015) and Elizabeth Ann Copeland) (nominated on May 4, 2015) have been returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6.

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Here is what para. 6 of Rule XXXI says:
6. Nominations neither confirmed nor rejected during the session at which they are made shall not be acted upon at any succeeding session without being again made to the Senate by the President; and if the Senate shall adjourn or take a recess for more than thirty days, all nominations pending and not finally acted upon at the time of taking such adjournment or recess shall be returned by the Secretary to the President, and shall not again be considered unless they shall again be made to the Senate by the President.

Posted by: Joseph W. Mooney | Jan 18, 2017 1:46:01 PM

What a surprise.

Posted by: Gator | Jan 17, 2017 10:54:50 PM