Tag Archives: Governments

Should Local Governments Have Greater Autonomy from State Governments?

Glenn Reynolds, Splitsylvania: State Secession and What to do About it?, available at SSRN.Richard Schragger, The Attack on American Cities, 96 Tex. L. Rev. 1163 (2018). Ilya Somin Recent years have seen extensive focus on legal and political conflicts between states and the … Continue reading

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The Government’s Review of the Copyright Act and the Copyright Board – What’s at Stake? ALSO Presentation May 5 2018

I had the pleasure of speaking at the conclusion of the above event by a worthy origination – Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO) – while the audience listened politely and was contemplating the outdoor patio reception across the street on one of the first nice days of … Continue reading

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The Government’s Ability to Recoup Tax Preparation Fees

Tax preparers can grow their businesses in a short period of time by filing fraudulent tax returns.  As word spreads about the size of the refunds these preparers are able to secure for their clients, the preparers pick up new … Continue reading

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Will Pruitt join Sessions In Expanding the Federal Government’s Attack on California?

It’s no secret that the Trump Administration has it out for California.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions just sued the state for its refusal to aid Immigration and Customs Enforcement in detaining undocumented immigrants.  Donald Trump just claimed that highly popular … Continue reading

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Women’s loss is government’s gain: the last year of alimony deductibility

The ABA notes the tax law change eliminating the deduction for spousal support (alimony) payers, something around for the last 8 decades. The change is effective at the end of this year (2018). The practical effect in divorces was to… … Continue reading

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