Tag Archives: Governments

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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CRS on the federal government’s obligation to include countervailing information in FISA applications

From the CRS Legal Sidebar, HPSCI Memorandum Sparks Debate over FISA Application Requirements (February 14, 2018 LSB10076): A central factual question that appears to be disputed by the competing memoranda [the declassifed Nunes memo and the still classified Schiff memo] … Continue reading

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