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President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Raises Taxes on U.S. Production

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ARPA Allocates $2 Billion to Nonexistent County Governments

The government of Hartford County, Connecticut is in line to receive $173 million in local aid under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). There’s only one problem: the government of Hartford County doesn’t exist, nor do any of Connecticut’s other counties have county-level government despite being allocated a collective $691 million under the bill. The […]

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Justices debate evidentiary rules in securities class actions

Argument Analysis By Ronald Mann on Mar 31, 2021 at 7:45 am Kannon Shanmugam argues for Goldman Sachs Group (Art Lien) Monday’s argument in Goldman Sachs Group v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System did not provide much to clarify what – if anything – the justices will decide in this messy and seemingly interminable piece of […]

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Amid March Madness, antitrust dispute over college athlete compensation comes to the court

Case Preview By Amy Howe on Mar 30, 2021 at 12:56 pm Athletes are suing the NCAA against the backdrop of the 2021 March Madness tournament (Al Sermeno Photography via Shutterstock) This weekend the National Collegiate Athletic Association will host its storied “Final Four” to determine the champions of the men’s and women’s Division I […]

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Evaluating West Virginia Income Tax Repeal Plans

Table of Contents Executive Summary Income tax repeal is on the agenda in West Virginia, with Governor Jim Justice (R) and Republicans in both the House and Senate releasing plans for dramatically lowering or eliminating the state’s individual income tax. Despite their shared aims, these plans represent vastly different approaches. They are not even aligned […]

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Justices return to standing after Spokeo

Case Preview By Amy Howe on Mar 29, 2021 at 12:24 pm Nearly five years ago, the Supreme Court decided Spokeo v. Robins, the case of a Virginia man who alleged that an internet database company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it published inaccurate information about him. The justices ruled that to have […]

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Court struggles with the “indefensible morass” it’s made in Indian law

Argument analysis By Elizabeth Reese on Mar 26, 2021 at 8:31 pm Eric Henkel argues remotely for respondent Joshua Cooley. (Art Lien) On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Cooley. The case concerns whether tribal police officers may detain or search non-Indians suspected of violating state or federal law on […]

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Congressional Budget Office and Tax Foundation Modeling Show That Some Tax Hikes Are More Damaging Than Others

A recent working paper by economists at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that not all taxes are created equal—progressive taxes on labor income and taxes on capital income would have a negative impact on the economy, capital investment, and jobs, especially when compared to flatter taxes on labor income. Policymakers should consider these results […]

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The morning read for Friday, March 26

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Mar 26, 2021 at 7:30 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: James […]

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Police who shot fleeing woman committed “seizure” under Fourth Amendment

Breaking News By James Romoser on Mar 25, 2021 at 11:15 am A New Mexico woman who was shot by police as she drove away from an investigation was “seized” under the Fourth Amendment, even though the shooting did not result in the police immediately detaining her, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. “Under our cases, […]