Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Helped Defend Obamacare

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Helped Defend Obamacare

By Tho Bishop Donald Trump has made his second Supreme Court nomination: Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.Relative to the other names that were discussed, Kavanaugh’s selection could be seen as a win for the establishment.For one, he will uphold the Court’s record of Justices with law […]

Supreme Court Rules States Can Demand Outside Online Retailers Collect Sales Taxes

Supreme Court Rules States Can Demand Outside Online Retailers Collect Sales Taxes

Today the Supreme Court overturned past decisions and ruled, 5–4, that states may potentially demand that businesses that don’t have actual physical presence within their borders still pay sales taxes on what they sell to residents who live there. The ruling in South Dakota V. Wayfair overturns two previous Supreme Court precedents (Quill Corp. V. […]

Broader Implications of the Supreme Court’s Sports Gambling Decision

Broader Implications of the Supreme Court’s Sports Gambling Decision

Monday’s Supreme Court decision striking down the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibited state laws that “authorize” sports gambling, has generated a lot of commentary arguing that it has important implications for other areas of law. Legal scholar Garrett Epps and Slate commentator Mark Joseph Stern see Murphy v. NCAA as a […]

The Supreme Court Eyes Online Sales Taxes

If you think internet companies aren’t paying any taxes for online sales and that’s killing bricks-and-mortar retailers and states’ budgets, you, my friend, have been duped. Nothing could be further from the truth. The internet isn’t a tax-free zone, nor is the lack of revenue the issue with state budgets. There is, however, a battle […]

Trump Can’t Fix the Internet’s Tax Problem, but the Supreme Court Can

President Donald Trump’s latest Twitter punching bag has been the online retailer Amazon, which he accused of paying “little or no taxes to state & local governments.” The accusations were misleading, but they sparked a national discussion over online sales taxes. Fortunately, the matter could soon by settled—by the Supreme Court. On April 17, the […]

Navalny suffers latest election blow as Supreme Court body scraps complaint

Navalny suffers latest election blow as Supreme Court body scraps complaint

Opposition activist Alexey Navalny suffered a further blow to his hopes of running in Russia’s 2018 presidential election, after the Supreme Court Presidium dismissed a complaint seeking to override the ban on his participation. The decision not to look into Navalny’s complaint was taken on January 22, but information about this was released only on […]

Supreme Court justices signal in favor of cell phone privacy

Supreme Court justices signal in favor of cell phone privacy

A string of robberies could end up having a major impact on technological privacy rights in the US, after Supreme Court justices expressed concern over warrantless cell phone tower data usage during a hearing on the case. Supreme Court justices heard a case on Wednesday in which authorities obtained 127 days of information from cell […]