U.S. Supreme Court’s Wynne Decision Calls New York’s Statutory Resident Scheme into Question

On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision inComptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne. In short, the Court, in a five-to-four decision written by Justice Alito, handed the taxpayer a victory by holding that the county income tax portion of Maryland’s personal income tax scheme violated the dormant U.S. 1,319 more words


Friday Reads: SCOTUS Plays Doctor (and God)

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I’ve got all kinds of personal reasons to hope that  when the Supreme Court decides King v. Burwell next month that one just one Republican-appointed justice will consider the complaint trivial and it will be dismissed.   2,706 more words

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Same Sex Marriage Legal in Alabama - Sort Of

The ban on same-sex marriage in unconstitutional, but the judge doesn’t want to begin issuing licenses until after the Supreme Court makes its rulings in J… 40 more words

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San Francisco coppers can't be sued for shooting unarmed woman

The Supreme Court says police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

The justices ruled that police did not violate the rights of Teresa Sheehan when they forced their way into her room at a group home and shot her five times after she came at them with a knife.

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Brunt Of Supreme Court Tax Ruling To Fall On Maryland County

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Although a U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a Maryland tax could affect similar laws in nearly 5,000 local jurisdictions in other states, the brunt of Monday’s decision will fall on one county. 621 more words


Supreme Court Clears Officers Who Killed Mentally Ill Woman

Sheehan then brought suit, alleging, among other things, that San Francisco violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 104 Stat. 327, 42 U. S. 233 more words

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