Court narrows Miranda ruling - 1987-01-28
The court will decide to what extent tax-return information must be made available to the public. The case pits the Church of Scientology of California against the Internal Revenue Service.
The controversy began in May 1979 when the church filed a Freedom of Information request with the Internal Revenue Service seeking records relating to the church, the religion of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The church wanted to use the tax data in an unrelated tax court case. The IRS refused to turn over most of the files.