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Pennsylvania's Act 13
March 21, 2015
The development of natural gas in Pennsylvania gave rise to several legal issues. The Pennsylvania legislature passed Act 13 with hopes that it would resolve disputes over local control of the industry, and how the Commonwealth would tax the industry. But in 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stru....... [more]

EU unveils draft legislation requiring automatic exchange of tax rulings
March 18, 2015
The European Commission, the EU's executive body, on Wednesday released a package of proposed legislation aimed at combating tax deals between individual EU member states and multinational companies. Included in the "Tax Transparency Package" is legislation requiring member states to automatically....... [more]

Another Perspective On King v. Burwell
March 14, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Timothy Jost of Washington and Lee University School of Law discusses how interpreting the ACA in King v. Burwell affect Medicaid and CHIP recipients ... An important issue flagged in the March 4 Supreme Court oral argument in King v. Burwell has until now been largely ignored....... [more]

French financial prosecutor requests that HSBC face criminal tax evasion trial
March 14, 2015
A state prosecutor for France on Friday requested that HSBC, a Swiss private bank, face a criminal tax evasion trial. The request is a result of the investigation into a massive file leak showing that HSBC's Swiss bank profited from conducting business with people engaged in a variety of illegal ac....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on health care subsidies
March 4, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments for King v. Burwell. The court is asked to rule on whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may adopt regulations to extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through the federal health insurance exchange established under the Patient....... [more]

Supreme Court rules Alabama may justify railroad fuel tax
March 4, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transporation, Inc. that Alabama should be able to justify its decision to assess on railroads a fuel tax that it does not assess on motor carriers. The 7-2 ruling against CSX Transportation Inc. reversed the decision of....... [more]

Supreme Court reverses decision on Tax Injuction Act
March 3, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday published its opinion in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, reversing the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit decision and ruling that the petitioner's suit is not barred from going forward. In this case, a trade association of retailers who sell personal....... [more]

Azerbaijan court extends detention of human rights activist without trial
February 18, 2015
The detention of Azeri human rights activist Leyla Yunus, held without trial since July, will be extended an additional five months, her lawyer said Wednesday. Yunus is the head of the Baku-based Institute for Peace and Democracy. She is detained on charges of treason, espionage and tax evasion. Hum....... [more]

Amnesty urges Hungary to end crackdown against NGOs
February 2, 2015
Hungary must end its crackdown of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Amnesty International (AI) urged in a new report Monday. The report claims that the Hungarian government has engaged in "public smearing, criminal investigations, office raids and the seizure of equipment, and a political....... [more]

US House approves bill restricting abortion funding
January 23, 2015
The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would ban abortions supported by federal funding. The bill explicitly denies any health plans or facilities that are federally funded from expending tax-payer funds from being used for abortion services. Voting on the bill was timed to c....... [more]

Palestine and the ICC: what's next?
January 14, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Kattan of the National University of Singapore Law Faculty, discusses the reasons for and consequences of Palestine's accession to the ICC and considers possible scenarios for developments around the Palestine question...Israel's decision to delay transferring Palestin....... [more]




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