Estate tax attorneys are hoping a U.S. Tax Court case involving the estate of Michael Jackson will clarify for other estates how to properly value a celebrity’s likeness at death for tax purposes.Source: Lawyers Eye King of Pop’s Case for Estate Valuation Answers | Bloomberg BNA
Toshiba Corp has asked a Japanese law firm to help estimate the potential financial impact if it decides its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse should file for Chapter 11 protection from creditors, sources with knowledge of the matter said.Source: Toshiba asks law firm to advise on potential Westinghouse bankruptcy cost: sources
The proverb “every dog has its day” came true at the Supreme Court Wednesday for the family of a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and her goldendoodle, Wonder.Source: ‘Ruff’ justice: Supreme Court rules for disabled girl, service dog
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell come together in Washington to celebrate new ABLE accounts, tax-advantaged savings programs for people with disabilities.Source: North Carolina opens ABLE accounts program | The Wichita Eagle
The case involving Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick, a legal permanent resident who arrived in the United States in 2002 and has three naturalized children, comes amid a debate over President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud, including millions of ballots from illegal immigrants. TheSource: Peruvian woman can be deported from U.S. for voting illegally: court
By Daniel Levine and Kristina Cooke SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could be the first detention of its kind under PresidentSource: Immigrant covered by Obama program arrested Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal record, was arrested in Seattle in the latest immigration crackdown. ‘Dreamer’ dilemma »
Hundreds of lawyers descend on airports to offer free help after Trump’s executive order – The Washington Post
President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Office of Management and Budget has had some rocky moments during his Senate hearings. Democrats questioned South Carolina Congressman John Mulvaney about his failure to pay federal taxes for a nanny, an issue that has previously thwarted some nominees for high posts. Defense hawks also haven’t forgotten his willingness to cut the Pentagon budget.Source: Will the Trump administration slash Social Security benefits?
President Donald Trump on Wednesday started to reshape US immigration enforcement policies via executive action — moving forward on building a border wall and punishing “sanctuary cities.”Source: Trump orders construction of border wall, moves to increase deportations – CNNPolitics.com
Source: Watching and waiting: Local immigrants, law enforcement wait for word on Trump immigration reform | Local News | thesouthern.comPERCY — Maura Ayala has lived a unique American experience.Born in Carbondale to illegal immigrants 21 years ago, Ayala has lived parallel lives. A resident of Percy, she attended local schools, had friends, and did typical kid things.