Thursday, June 6, 2019
National Law Journal, Ex-Thomas Clerk Emin Toro Sails Through Hearing for US Tax Court:
A Covington & Burling partner and former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas sailed through his confirmation hearing Thursday for a seat on the U.S. Tax Court, facing few questions as he was praised for his “talent” and eagerness to enter public service.
The nominee, Emin Toro, appearing before the Senate Finance Committee, has practiced tax law for 16 years. He said he has represented clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and advocated for them before the Tax Court, where he would serve a 15-year term if he is confirmed. ...
Another Trump nominee to the Tax Court, Courtney Dunbar Jones, is awaiting a confirmation vote. The former Caplin & Drysdale attorney serves as a senior attorney in the Internal Revenue Service’s general counsel office.