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The court must consider the national security and public safety threats posed by concealable weapons

Symposium By Mary B. McCord and Annie L. Owens on Oct 30, 2021 at 3:26 pm This article is part of a symposium on the upcoming argument in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. A preview of the case is here. Mary B. McCord is executive director and Annie L. Owens is […]

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Court turns away religious challenge to Maine’s vaccine mandate for health care workers

EMERGENCY DOCKET By James Romoser on Oct 29, 2021 at 9:23 pm The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a vaccine mandate for Maine health care workers to remain in effect, rejecting an emergency request from workers who argued that they should receive religious exemptions. The brief order was a rare instance of the court deferring […]

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The morning read for Friday, Oct. 29

NEW: The Supreme Court has lifted stays of execution that a lower court granted yesterday to two men on Oklahoma’s death row. One of the men, John Marion Grant, is scheduled to be executed today. Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan dissent. Twitter feed image. Source

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Lawmakers Consider Untested and Complex Policies to Fund Reconciliation Bill

Tax reform should simplify the tax code. Instead, Congress is debating new ways to raise revenue that would make the tax code more complex and more difficult to administer. The new proposals—imposing an alternative minimum tax on corporate book income, applying an excise tax on stock buybacks, levying a surcharge on higher earners, and, at […]

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The morning read for Thursday, Oct. 28

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Oct 28, 2021 at 8:24 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 Thursday morning read: Posted in Round-up Recommended Citation: James […]

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Fixing Tax Treatment of Capital Investments Could Improve Supply Chain Resiliency

The breakdown of supply chains both domestically and worldwide currently dominates headlines. One strong explanation of supply chain failures is the dramatic increase in federal spending throughout the pandemic—raising aggregate demand—combined with the COVID 19-era shift of consumption from services to physical goods. That, coupled with preexisting issues that limit the ability of our ports […]

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What’s Next for Tax Competition?

The recent agreement on a global minimum tax and other changes to tax rules around the world have called into question the future of tax competition. It is difficult to anticipate how tax competition will ultimately be impacted by these changes, although I seriously doubt that the usefulness of Tax Foundation’s International Tax Competitiveness Index […]

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State Tax Ballot Measures to Watch on Election Day 2021

Election Day will be a modest affair in 2021, perhaps a welcome respite from the inflamed politics of recent years. Despite few statewide races, however, voters in some states will decide important questions by ballot measure. Of particular note, through 10 ballot measures across four states—Colorado, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington—voters will decide significant questions of […]

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In major Second Amendment case, court will review limits on carrying a concealed gun in public

CASE PREVIEW By Amy Howe on Oct 27, 2021 at 10:51 am Supporters of stronger gun regulations rally at the Supreme Court in 2019. (Rena Schild via Shutterstock) The Second Amendment guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” On Nov. 3, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on how that […]

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New Study Shows Tax Policy Has Strong Effects on Innovation

When examining how tax policy impacts the economy, researchers typically look at labor supply and investment responses. One other channel through which taxes impact the economy has been less studied: innovation. A new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) paper reviews the literature and concludes that taxes have a significant impact on the both the […]