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The morning read for Friday, Sept. 24

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Sep 24, 2021 at 8:00 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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Texas abortion providers ask court to rule now on challenge to abortion ban

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on Sep 23, 2021 at 11:16 pm Supporters of abortion rights protest in front of the Supreme Court in 2016. (Rena Schild via Shutterstock) Telling the justices that “Texas is in crisis,” the abortion providers challenging Texas’ ban on nearly all abortions in the state came to the Supreme Court […]

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George Mason to preview Supreme Court cases with significant economic implications

UPCOMING EVENT By Ellena Erskine on Sep 23, 2021 at 5:02 pm On Friday, Sept. 24, at 12 p.m. EDT, the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School will host a virtual event titled “Civil Justice Preview of the Supreme Court’s 2021-2022 Term.” It will examine cases where economic analysis […]

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Recent Changes in Corporate Income Tax Rates in Europe, 2018-2021

Corporate income tax rates have been declining around the world for the last two decades. Today’s map shows the most recent changes in corporate tax rates in European OECD countries, comparing how combined statutory corporate income tax rates have changed between 2018 and 2021. The average tax rate of all European countries covered has declined […]

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Reviewing Business Tax Expenditures: Credit Union Tax Exemption

Key Findings Policymakers should carefully analyze tax expenditures before categorizing one as a loophole—some tax expenditures are important structural elements of the tax code while others are unsound. Generally, if a provision is broadly available and helps to eliminate the double taxation of saving, or broadly contributes to a consumption tax base, it is sound […]

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Economy Loses More than Revenue Gains in Ways and Means “Build Back Better” Act

As Congress debates next steps on the tax provisions in the Build Back Better Act proposed in the House Ways and Means Committee, it is important to consider the economic impacts, which include reduced economic output, wages, and jobs. Due to the plan’s economically costly and inefficient tax increases, we find that long-run GDP would […]

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States Have $95 Billion to Restore their Unemployment Trust Funds—Why Aren’t They Using It?

Key Findings States have paid out $175 billion in unemployment benefits since the start of the pandemic, with the federal government providing an additional $660 billion. Taking debt into account, state trust funds now have a negative aggregate balance of -$11 billion and are $115 billion shy of minimum adequate solvency levels. States are authorized […]

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The morning read for Wednesday, Sept. 22

Justices-in-public watch: 💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett’s speech, there is apparently no livestream). Source

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Justices tweak format of in-person oral arguments to allow time for taking turns

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on Sep 21, 2021 at 3:19 pm The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that oral arguments will follow a slightly different plan when the justices return to the courtroom for in-person arguments next month. Instead of reverting entirely to the traditional “free for all” format for asking questions, the justices […]

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The morning read for Tuesday, Sept. 21

Justices-in-public watch: 💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett’s speech, there is apparently no livestream). Source