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“Like playing with Michael Jordan”: Three former Ginsburg clerks talk about what it was like working for the justice

SCOTUStalk Host Amy Howe spoke this week with two groups of former law clerks for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In the first of these interviews, Kelsi Brown Corkran, Lori Alvino McGill, and Amanda Tyler share their memories of meeting Ginsburg for the time and working for a boss who herself was such a […]

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Recent Changes in Top Personal Income Tax Rates in Europe

In 2018, revenue from personal income taxes made up 23.9 percent of total tax revenue across OECD countries. Countries tax labor income in various ways through payroll taxes, personal income taxes, and, in some cases, surtaxes. From 2017 to 2020, ten European countries in the OECD changed their top personal income tax rates. Of these ten countries, six cut their […]

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Designing a Global Minimum Tax with Full Expensing

The work at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has included plans to propose a global minimum tax. While negotiations are ongoing, it is worth considering a design for the minimum tax that would be neutral toward investment decisions and minimize complexity and compliance costs. Over the summer, a draft of an OECD […]

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In her seat

Posted Wed, September 23rd, 2020 1:07 pm by Judge David S. Tatel This tribute is part of a series on the life and work of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Judge David S. Tatel serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. President Bill Clinton’s nomination of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg […]

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CBO Releases New Long-term Budget Outlook

This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its extended baseline projections, an annual update of what federal deficits, debt, spending, and revenues would look like over the next 30 years if current laws remain unchanged. These latest projections take into account the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic disruption on revenues and […]

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Trump administration asks court to act quickly on census appeal

Posted Tue, September 22nd, 2020 4:29 pm by Amy Howe The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to quickly resolve another dispute related to the 2020 census and citizenship – this one involving whether people living in the country illegally must be included in the apportionment of congressional seats. Last year, the court […]

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Profile of a potential nominee: Amy Coney Barrett

President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would nominate a woman to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. According to news reports, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a judge on the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, is on the shortlist of candidates whom the president […]

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How Should Wealth and Work Be Treated in the Tax Code?

Late last week, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released a piece reviewing his tax proposals, contrasting them with President Donald Trump’s tax ideas. A major theme within this piece can be summarized in the title: “A Tale of Two Tax Policies: Trump Rewards Wealth, Biden Rewards Work.” Biden raises an important question regarding how work […]

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Statements from Supreme Court justices on the death of Justice Ginsburg (updated)

Posted Sat, September 19th, 2020 2:34 pm by Katie Bart The eight members of the Supreme Court, along with retired Justices Anthony Kennedy and David Souter, released statements on Saturday addressing the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The full text of their remarks is below the jump: Chief Justice John Roberts: Our Nation has […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist pioneer and progressive icon, dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazer who fought for gender equality as a lawyer and became a beloved hero of the progressive movement as a justice, died on Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. When she was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a reserved and relatively unknown court of appeals judge, but […]