High Court Declines to Review Tax Cases, Including Frivolous Appeal Issue

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The U.S. Supreme Court declines to review two tax cases, including an appeal of a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit decision finding a taxpayer's pro se case to be frivolous, awarding damages to IRS, and barring the taxpayer from additional pro se appeals. The Tenth Circuit ruling in In re Ford came on two consolidated appeals brought by H. Clark Ford III from rulings by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The district court judge found he was not entitled to a writ of mandamus directing an IRS employee to provide him with a summary record of assessments.