Jonathan Oberman, a professor who trains public defenders at Cardozo Law School, also scoffs at Vance’s reasoning. “There are conflicting stories from a witness?” he says. “Okay — then just apply the same standard to poor and low-income people and let them derive the same benefit.”
April 9, 2018 - In The Washington Post, Professor Edward Zelinsky discusses the debate over President Trump's statements on Amazon's tax collection practices. The article explains that the Trump Organization's online store collects sales tax only on orders shipped to three states, while Amazon has in recent years begun collecting sales tax in all 45 states that require sales tax.
“This, to me, illustrates why [the current laws] are wrong,” said Ed Zelinsky, a tax scholar and professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School. “There is absolutely no reason that Amazon and the Trump Organization and other international sellers shouldn’t be collecting taxes in all states in which they sell.”