Supreme Court rules that states may require online retailers to collect sales taxes

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Supreme Court: States can require internet tax collection

CNBC’s Eamon Javers and Courtney Reagan report on the Supreme Court ruling in favor of South Dakota over states being allowed to collect sales tax on online retail purchases. Article source: Supreme Court

Supreme Court says states can collect online sales tax, consumers likely to pay more

In a case that could likely mean consumers paying more nationwide, the Supreme Court Thursday opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on purchases from online retailers even if that company doesn’t have a physical presence in that state. The court overturned a longstanding rule that states can collect sales taxes only on [...]

Supreme Court deems SEC in-house judge hiring unconstitutional

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Congrats, Supreme Court. Keep Thinking Small.

In 2006, Chief Justice John Roberts said that he favored deciding cases on “the narrowest possible grounds.” He argued that modest, narrow rulings would be more likely to command a consensus within the Supreme Court – and perhaps within the country as well. Roberts was embracing an approach to legal reasoning known as  “judicial minimalism.” [...]

Supreme Court Clears Way to Collect Sales Tax From Online Retailers

Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined the dissent. In the years since 1992, three members of the Supreme Court had indicated that they might be ready to reconsider the Quill decision. In a 2015 concurring opinion, for instance, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy seemed to call for a fresh challenge to the [...]

Prosecutors: Supreme Court case not relevant to Corrine Brown’s appeal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Federal prosecutors filed court papers Wednesday in the hopes of discrediting an argument from Corrine Brown’s attorney that a high-profile Supreme Court ruling is relevant to her appeal. Brown, 71, is appealing her conviction on 18 federal counts of fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy tied to a sham charity that was used as [...]

US Supreme Court Punts in Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

People gather outside the US Supreme Court before Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is heard on December 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. MARI MATSURI/AFP/Getty Images When faced with deciding between the First Amendment and same-sex rights, Justice Anthony Kennedy and a majority of the United States Supreme Court Justices chose neither. In the [...]

Iraq’s Supreme Court endorses manual recount of votes

Iraq’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a manual recount of May 12 parliamentary elections that resulted in a shock victory for Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. The court found on Thursday that the decision by parliament to order a manual recount in response to allegations of electoral fraud does not violate the constitution, court President [...]

A Question of Legitimacy Looms for the Supreme Court

The path of the Janus case to the Supreme Court exemplifies the politics of the issue. The case was initially filed in 2015 in Federal District Court in Illinois not by an Illinois public employee but by the newly elected Republican governor, Bruce Rauner. He is a former private equity executive with a personal fortune [...]

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