High court to rule on flag burning Series: supreme court - 1988-10-18
In other action Monday, the court: Said it will hear a Reagan administration appeal aimed at making it easier for the government to conduct tax-fraud investigations. The court will use a California case involving the Church of Scientology to settle a dispute over Internal Revenue Service (IRS) powers.
The Church of Scientology and its various affiliates for years have been embroiled in tax lawsuits across the country. In Clearwater, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, regarded as Scientology's spiritual center, has filed lawsuits every year since 1982 challenging annual property tax bills.