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The morning read for Tuesday, July 5

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Jul 5, 2022 at 9:32 am Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Tuesday morning read: Posted in Round-up Recommended Citation: […]

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Vapor Taxes by State, 2022

Today’s map looks at the design of excise taxes for vaping and tobacco alternatives, which is important in the pursuit of harm reduction from smoking. Higher vapor taxes on products such as E-cigarettes could encourage vapors to go back to smoking cigarettes and will discourage cigarette smokers from switching to vaping products.  Since vaping entered […]

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Two petitions from North Carolina seek to resolve pay and benefits for public employees

Petitions of the Week By Kalvis Golde on Jul 3, 2022 at 9:50 pm The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. This week, we highlight cert petitions that ask the court to consider, among […]

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The dangers of judicial cherry-picking

SYMPOSIUM By Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson on Jul 1, 2022 at 7:07 pm This article is part of a symposium on the court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Cari Jackson is director of spiritual care and activism for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ […]

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Climate change at the Supreme Court

SCOTUStalk By SCOTUStalk on Jul 1, 2022 at 6:08 pm In the last opinion of the term, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of a group of Republican-led states and coal companies to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions system-wide. Amy sits down with investigative journalist and host of Drilled, […]

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The morning read for Friday, July 1

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Jul 1, 2022 at 9:51 am Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Friday morning read: Posted in Round-up Recommended Citation: […]

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Marginal Tax Rates and Economic Opportunity

Note: This analysis was published in conjunction with the Archbridge Institute. Below is an excerpt of the full analysis. Click the link above to access the full report in PDF format. Key Findings The marginal tax wedge is relevant for understanding how workers might benefit (or not) from an increase in pay once taxes enter […]

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Supreme Court curtails EPA’s authority to fight climate change

OPINION ANALYSIS By Amy Howe on Jun 30, 2022 at 12:57 pm The Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington, D.C. (Erik Cox Photography via Shutterstock) The Supreme Court on Thursday truncated the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gases. The ruling may hamper President Joe Biden’s plan to fight climate change and could limit […]

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Efforts to Improve Tax Treatment of Saving Gain Traction on Hill

Last week, the Senate Finance Committee approved the Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act, moving closer to a potential agreement to reform retirement savings this year. That is one of several proposals recently introduced—including the Retirement Improvement and Savings Enhancement to Supplement Healthy Investments for the Nest Egg Act (RISE & SHINE)—that would improve the […]

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An International Tax Agenda for Congress on the Anniversary of the Global Tax Deal

Key Findings A year since the global tax deal was agreed to by more than 130 countries, progress on implementing legislation has hit a lull. Implementation of the minimum tax rules is not expected until the end of 2023 or in 2024. Since the 2017 U.S. tax reforms and other recent international rules changes, onshoring […]