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For this blog, in a post first published at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe reports that “[t]he Supreme Court declined to intervene [yester]day in a lawsuit filed by a group of 21 children and teenagers who allege that they have a constitutional right to a ‘climate system capable of sustaining human life.’” Additional coverage comes from […]
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July 31, 2018/by Edith Roberts

Court stays out of climate change lawsuit for now

The Supreme Court declined to intervene today in a lawsuit filed by a group of 21 children and teenagers who allege that they have a constitutional right to a “climate system capable of sustaining human life.” The federal government had asked the justices to put discovery and a trial, currently scheduled for late October, on […]
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July 30, 2018/by Amy Howe

How Does A Minnesota Bankruptcy Affect Tax Debt?

Every year, the IRS collects over $3 trillion. Given the size of this revenue stream, many people think that the Service will overlook a few thousand dollars in unpaid taxes here or there. But that’s definitely not the case. The IRS is, in ...
July 30, 2018/by Wesley Scott

How Does A Minnesota Bankruptcy Affect Tax Debt?

Every year, the IRS collects over $3 trillion. Given the size of this revenue stream, many people think that the Service will overlook a few thousand dollars in unpaid taxes here or there. But that’s definitely not the case. The IRS is, in ...
July 30, 2018/by Wesley Scott

Judge Kavanaugh on law and religion issues

Frank S. Ravitch is Professor of Law and Walter H. Stowers Chair in Law & Religion Michigan State University College of Law. The number of cases involving religion in which Judge Brett Kavanaugh wrote an opinion for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is limited. His opinions are, however, quite […]
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July 30, 2018/by Frank Ravitch

In Recess #7: “Robot Ban”

We recorded this week’s episode live at the Washington, D.C., offices of Akin Gump. We’re joined by two members of the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice — Pratik Shah, a former assistant to the solicitor general, and Martine Cicconi, who worked in the White House Counsel’s office and clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We talk […]
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July 30, 2018/by First Mondays

Monday round-up

For The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that “Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh celebrated early successes in the nomination process with White House officials Friday,” and that “administration officials feel the judge is strongly positioned for confirmation.” For The Washington Post, Seung Min Kim reports that “Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is escalating […]
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July 30, 2018/by Edith Roberts

Unexpected Benefit: Prevent the Recording of an Income Tax Lien with Chapter 13

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Prevent an income tax lien by filing under either Chapter 7 or 13.  But if the tax qualifies for discharge Chapter 13 is slower and riskier.   Last week we showed how detrimental the recording of an income tax lien can be for you. It can turn a tax that you could fully discharge (legally write off in bankruptcy) into ... Read More
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July 30, 2018/by Wasson and Thornhill

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