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Openly Gay Tax Court Nominee Confirmed

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Albert Lauber, an openly gay lawyer and professor, to serve on the U.S. Tax Court. 

Professor Lauber was nominated by President Obama in May of 2011.  He is currently the Director of the Graduate Tax and Securities Programs at Georgetown Law School. Prior to his post at Georgetown, Professor Lauber spent 17 years at Caplin & Drysdale, one of the most well-known tax firms in the country, where he specialized in appellate and trial litigation and argued frequently before the Tax Court.

HRC first urged the President to appoint Professor Lauber to a vacancy on the Tax Court in 2010. Thereafter, we worked with our Senate allies to move his nomination forward.  We congratulate Professor Lauber on his confirmation and wish him the best as he serves out his 15-year term as a judge on the Tax Court.

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