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Senate Finance Committee Advances Tax Court Nominee Toro

May 23, 2019, 5:23 PM

The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously May 23 to advance the nomination of Emin Toro to serve on the U.S. Tax Court.

  • At his May 9 confirmation hearing, Toro said he would work hard to clear the backlog of cases from the partial government shutdown that ended Jan. 28.
  • Senate confirmation of Toro, a partner in the Washington office of Covington & Burling LLP, would still leave the Tax Court short of its full 19-judge roster.
  • President Donald Trump formally renominated Toro on Feb. 6 after the Senate failed to confirm him before adjourning last year.
  • The nomination of Courtney Dunbar Jones, a senior attorney in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, to serve on the court was approved by the Finance Committee in March and is waiting for a full Senate vote.
  • Tax Court judges are nominated for 15-year terms.

—With assistance from Kaustuv Basu.

To contact the reporter on this story: Carolina Vargas in Washington at cvargas@bloombergtax.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Patrick Ambrosio at pambrosio@bloombergtax.com; Kathy Larsen at klarsen@bloombergtax.com

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