Jan 19, 2018

Not many Hollywood films are made immediately in response to the outcome of a presidential election. But that is what Steven Spielberg and Amy Pascal have done. They made the film The Post in response to President Donald Trump’s intense, repetitive, and vicious attacks on the legitimacy of the American press.


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Jan 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 - Professor Kate Shaw's research into the U.S. Supreme Court practice of inviting amici to brief and argue is cited in an article in Empirical SCOTUS. The writeup titled The Invitation List mentions and links to Professor Shaw's article Friends of the Court: Evaluating the Supreme Court's Amicus Invitations.

Jan 22, 2018

The discussion about President Trump’s tweets, their intent and impact, continues and Professor Kate Shaw commented to BuzzFeed News about the issue.

“There's an emerging consensus that where the President's words might go to the President's intent, they're fair game in cases in which the challenge alleges some impermissible intent on the part of the President,” Professor Shaw told BuzzFeed News in an email.

Jan 19, 2018

Not many Hollywood films are made immediately in response to the outcome of a presidential election. But that is what Steven Spielberg and Amy Pascal have done. They made the film The Post in response to President Donald Trump’s intense, repetitive, and vicious attacks on the legitimacy of the American press.

Jan 19, 2018

Professor Edward Zelinsky commented in Law360 on state tax case Dawson v. Steager, which is a challenge to West Virginia's tax laws by federal law enforcement retirees who claim they are treated differently from state law enforcement retirees. Professor Zelinsky agreed that the U.S. Supreme Court has signaled it will take on this case by asking for the views of the U.S. solicitor general.

Jan 17, 2018

January 17, 2018 - Law360 analyzes a U.S. Supreme Court appeal over whether $13.3 million in stock options given to employees of a Canadian railroad company is taxable compensation. In question is what constitutes "money remuneration," and whether stock compensation falls under this category. The Railway Retirement Tax Act of 1937 "requires railroads to pay an excise tax equal to a certain percentage of the employees' 'compensation' and to withold a percentage of that compensation as the employee's share of the tax.

Jan 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 - Richard Pomp, a professor at the University of Connecticut Law School, and Edward Zelinsky, a professor at Cardozo School of Law, discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to take up a case that could free state and local governments to collect billions of dollars in sales tax from online retailers. They speak with Bloomberg’s June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s "Politics, Policy, Power and Law."

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