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The Joint Committee on Taxation

The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) was created by the Revenue Act of 1926* as a nonpartisan committee of the United States Government. Among the Joint Committee’s required duties are to estimate the effects of all tax legislation and look into simplifying the tax code. The Joint Committee is empowered to hold hearings, compel witness to …Read the Rest

Faculty Spotlight: Ethics

For those of you joining legal firms and departments, you may want to browse Professor Kevin McMunigal and co-author Professor Peter Joy’s regular “Ethics” column for the Criminal Justice Magazine, published by the Criminal Justice section of the ABA. Below find a list * of columns since 2011. ABA Approves Researching Jurors’ Public Presence on the Internet …Read the Rest

Taking Care of our Books – Your Help Needed

Please do not write in, or leave post-it notes or paper clips in the library books. Recently a case reporter was found in the library stacks with many post-it-notes, paper clips and writing on the pages. Clearly, someone was working hard to understand the reasoning of the case. We applaud that work, however, cannot applaud the …Read the Rest

Faculty Spotlight: Current Faculty Publications

Curious about what our faculty have been writing about? You can find a list* of faculty articles which have been posted to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Here are the latest articles: “A Shifting Equilibrium: Personal Jurisdiction, Transnational Litigation, and the Problem of Nonparties” by Cassandra Burke Robertson and Charles W. “Rocky” Rhodes “Bootleggers, Baptists, …Read the Rest

Taxes: 7 out of 10

I just took the NerdWallet quiz: “How Much Do You Know About Tax Basics?” I only got 7 out of the 10 questions correct. (In my defense I answered the questions off the top of my head without doing any research). My score of 70% was above the curve according to NerdWallet. A score of …Read the Rest

Faculty Spotlight: Enhancing Humans

Right now I am reading Ramez Naam’s Nexus. The book is about a drug that allows humans to be connected to each other’s brains. It also can allow an individual to reprogram and control another person’s brain. Interestingly (well, at least to someone interested in law) essential to the plot is The Chandler Act (the Emerging …Read the Rest