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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

United States and Cuba: Dec. 17, 2014

Dec. 17, 2014 Cold War/1962 Selected Primary Resources Press Conferences and News Selected Historical Sources Dec. 17, 2014 On Dec. 17, 2014, President Obama announced dramatic changes to U.S. policy towards Cuba. He and Cuban President Raul Castro had spoken on the phone for over 45 minutes the day before. The announcement coincided with the …Read the Rest

The CIA, Interrogations, etc.

On Dec. 9, 2014, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 525-page summary of its classified, 6682-page report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s enhanced interrogation techniques and possible torture of suspected terrorists after 9/11 until Dec., 2007. (The “torture report” in most of the reporting.) The Committee had voted 14-1 to make the summary public after it was completed. …Read the Rest