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The morning read for Wednesday, Sept. 15

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Sep 15, 2021 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: James […]

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Prelogar sails through nomination hearing with only mild Republican critiques

Event Recap By Angie Gou on Sep 14, 2021 at 5:51 pm Elizabeth Prelogar giving her opening statements before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her nomination hearing. Elizabeth Prelogar, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be solicitor general, sat through a swift nomination hearing on Tuesday afternoon. Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, she was met […]

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SLLC 2021 Supreme Court Preview

Upcoming Event By Angie Gou on Sep 14, 2021 at 4:52 pm On Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, the State and Local Legal Center will host a webinar to discuss cases to be heard at the Supreme Court this upcoming term that may hold important impact for states and local governments. Moderated by […]

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Top Combined Capital Gains Tax Rates Would Average Nearly 37 Percent Under House Dems’ Plan

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A 15 Percent VAT Rate Is Possible by Scrapping Reduced Rates

The European Parliamentary Research Service recently released a report evaluating the compliance costs for businesses and consumers of the current value-added tax (VAT) system and analyzing the environmental and social effects of reduced VAT rates. The report concludes that reducing the VAT gap—the difference between the tax collected and the tax that should be collected […]

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The morning read for Monday, Sept. 13

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Sep 13, 2021 at 8:42 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 Monday morning read: Posted in Round-up Recommended Citation: James […]

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Kentucky’s big bet and Monsanto’s Roundup warnings

By Andrew Hamm on Sep 10, 2021 at 2:49 pm SCOTUS turtles This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether Kentucky can recover $870 million from an online poker platform to recoup Kentuckians’ losses and whether federal approval of Roundup can protect Monsanto from violations under […]

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Tax on Stock Buybacks a Misguided Way to Encourage Investment

Stock buybacks have gained a bad rap in recent years as policymakers have blamed them for a range of economic ills, from encouraging a focus on short-term profits to reduced investment. Now, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have targeted buybacks for a 2 percent excise tax in the reconciliation package. But research […]

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The morning read for Friday, Sept. 10

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Sep 10, 2021 at 9:52 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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What If We Taxed Churches?

“If churches paid taxes,” runs a popular claim on social media (hashtag #taxthechurches), “everyone would only have to pay 3 percent taxes.” Other claims put the forgone tax revenue haul at $76 billion or $85 billion, oddly specific figures conspicuously lacking a meaningful citation. Whether spurred by a belief that government is improperly favoring religious […]