As we discussed here, the Tax Court rolled out its new case management system on December 28, 2020. The rollout is the beginning of a process and not the end. Today, the Court announced the first of what will probably be several announcements as new features come online. This announcement provides information about the release of orders to the public. Tax Court orders have long been a under observed aspect of the decision making of the Court. Starting almost 10 years ago, the Court made these orders public and searchable. The search feature is important for those wanting to track a specific issue or follow orders of a specific judge. While orders do not create precedent, we found them sufficiently important to start the designated order feature here a few years back. We look forward to the ability to track orders going forward in the same easy to search and free to all aspect of the Court’s online presence that greatly outperforms PACER.
Posted on Jan. 11, 2021