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Category: legal news


NCAA’s March Madness

This is a post about some of the legal aspects related to the NCAA’s March Madness Division I basketball bracket — not to be confused with what CFO calls the NCAA’s profitability bracket, in which 123 of the Association’s teams “collectively earned $351 million on nearly $1 billion of revenue last year.” More teams (223) broke even or …Read the Rest

The Letter

Recently, 47 out of 54 Republican Senators signed an “open letter” to the leaders of Iran. The letter has generated many comments in real and virtual fora, from White House (and State Department) press briefings to a “fierce Twitter spat.” According to some, the letter was an attempt to play (partisan) politics and undermine the delicate …Read the Rest

King v. Burwell

Update: Jonathan Adler, Could King v. Burwell overturn parts of New York v. U.S.? (March 5, 2014) Can a Few Words Shut Down Obamacare? (podcast, March 5, 2015) David Post, What happens when we all stare at five words too long? (March 5, 2015) Jonathan Adler, Obamacare Back in the Supreme Court (podcast, March 4, …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

Yemen

Update: On Feb. 15, 2015, the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that the Houthis immediately withdraw their forces from the capital, release government officials who are under house arrest, and re-engage in the political process and negotiations led by Special Adviser Jamal Benomar. It is not a Chapter 7 resolution — …Read the Rest

“Jock Tax”

On Jan. 14, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hillenmeyer v. City of Cleveland Board of Review (14-0235) and Saturday (and Saturday) v. City of Cleveland Board of Review (14-0292). At issue is whether “‘highly paid and easy to find’ professional athletes are illegally targeted for taxation” by Ohio and Cleveland.” Hillenmeyer …Read the Rest