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The morning read for Tuesday, Sept. 27

Speaking in Colorado last night, John Roberts announced that members of the public will be allowed to attend oral arguments when the new term starts next month, according to press reports. It will be the first time the Supreme Court will reopen since the start of the pandemic. Source

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Combined Federal and State Corporate Income Tax Rates in 2022

Corporations in the United States pay federal corporate income taxes levied at a 21 percent rate. Forty-four states and D.C. also levy taxes on corporate income, with top marginal rates ranging from 2.5 percent in North Carolina to 11.5 percent in New Jersey. Fifteen of the states levy graduated corporate income tax rates, while the […]

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The October term 2022 preview

SCOTUStalk By SCOTUStalk on Sep 26, 2022 at 9:46 am Another Supreme Court term will begin on Monday, October 3, with major cases on affirmative action, voting rights, and free speech. To talk through the cases already scheduled this year, Amy is joined by experienced Supreme Court attorneys Morgan Ratner, special counsel at Sullivan & […]

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In Maryland prison-assault case, a request to clarify an important procedural question

Petitions of the week By Kalvis Golde on Sep 23, 2022 at 4:51 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. Defendants appealing a case in federal court have to follow a series of […]

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Divided court authorizes Alabama execution, but state is unable to carry it out before midnight deadline

CAPITAL CASE By Amy Howe on Sep 23, 2022 at 10:50 am The Supreme Court on Thursday night cleared the way for Alabama to carry out a lethal injection of an inmate who argued that he had the right to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia, a method that supporters say is more humane. In an […]

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The morning read for Friday, Sept. 23

Speaking in Colorado last night, John Roberts announced that members of the public will be allowed to attend oral arguments when the new term starts next month, according to press reports. It will be the first time the Supreme Court will reopen since the start of the pandemic. Source

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The morning read for Thursday, Sept. 22

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Sep 22, 2022 at 11:15 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: […]

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Doing Tax Policy at the Ballot Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Picture this: you arrive at your polling place this November and start filling in your ballot. Member of Congress? Check. State legislators? You did your homework! Mayor? Good to go. Whether certain property tax exemptions provided for agricultural equipment and certain farm products should be expanded to include a merger of two or more family-owned […]

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The Sticks: Inflation Reduction Act’s Energy-Related Tax Increases

As noted in a Tax Foundation blog post last week, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) primarily uses carrots, not sticks, to incentivize reductions in carbon emissions. The Inflation Reduction Act creates or expands tax credits for various low- or no-emission technologies, rather than imposing a generalized penalty for emissions, such as a carbon tax. However, there […]

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The morning read for Wednesday, Sept. 21

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:07 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 Wednesday morning read: Posted in Round-up Recommended Citation: […]