I recently authored a commentary in the Star Tribune on the recent removal of George W. Perez from the Minnesota Tax Court. This removal shows that it is time to examine the status of the court and make it more accountable.
Unlike other Minnesota courts, the tax court is not under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Supreme Court. It is rather under the jurisdiction of the state’s finance department, creating a lack of oversight that allows abuses and misconduct to occur without any consequences.
My piece contains three suggestions on how to improve the court. It is available at the Star Tribune’s website.
Full documentation regarding Judge Perez’s misconduct is available in PDF format here.