Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was "100 percent correct" when he wrote an article in 2009 stating a sitting president should be exempt from criminal prosecution until his term in office is over, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday. "Not only is he right about the president, he is right about the Senate and the House; they can't be investigated for what they've done on the floor," Dershowitz told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "It is right about judges and prosecutors. All of them are immune from investigation. They are immune from prosecution for performing their constitutionally authorized acts." However, Dershowitz said he and Kavanaugh take a different view on the grounds for impeaching a president. "In my book, I talk about the grounds for impeachment," Dershowitz said, referring to his book "The Case Against Impeaching Donald Trump." "You must commit an actual crime. Kavanaugh took a different view. He said maybe you can be impeached for … [Read more...] about Dershowitz: Kavanaugh ‘100 Percent Correct’ on Presidential Prosecution
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The IRS recently issued guidance clarifying when taxpayers are eligible for 100 percent bonus depreciation. In addition, the guidance provides procedures for electing 100 percent bonus depreciation and 50 percent bonus depreciation for certain property.The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidance explaining when property is eligible for 100 percent bonus depreciation and providing various elections for taxpayers eligible for bonus depreciation.In December 2010, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Tax Relief Act) extended the additional first-year depreciation (bonus depreciation) rules through 2012. The bonus depreciation rules, which provide for a 50-percent depreciation deduction in the year qualified property is placed in service, were set to expire at the end of 2010. In addition to extending the availability of bonus depreciation in general, the Tax Relief Act provided for a new 100 … [Read more...] about IRS Clarifies When 100 Percent Bonus Depreciation Applies
As a candidate and as Colorado’s new governor, Jared Polis has pushed the goal of producing 100 percent of Colorado’s power from renewable sources by 2040.That commitment, he said in his State of the State address Jan. 10, “is not just about climate change. It’s about saving money for consumers with cheaper energy, and it’s about making sure the good-paying green jobs of the future are created right here in Colorado.”A week later, Polis issued an executive order aimed at putting more electric and zero-emission vehicles on the state’s roads. He created a working group involving state agencies to promote electric vehicles and called on automakers to sell more such vehicles in the state each year.“In the absence of national leadership, states like Colorado, along with local governments and private and public companies, are leading the way on climate,” Polis said at a news conference announcing his order. Government It's Gov. Polis … [Read more...] about Is the Gov. Polis 100 percent renewable energy plan do-able?
A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed consolidated lawsuits claiming that “100 percent grated parmesan cheese” labels are misleading because the products contain cellulose and other ingredients.U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman ruled Thursday, report Reuters, the Associated Press and the Consumerist. All the products had “100 percent grated parmesan cheese” or a variation on the label, and all had ingredient lists that disclosed the cellulose filler that prevents caking and sometimes other ingredients.Feinerman said in his opinion (PDF) a reasonable consumer would know the parmesan cheese is not pure cheese because it is stable at room temperature. “Cheese is a dairy product, after all, and reasonable consumers are well aware that pure dairy products spoil, grow blue, green, or black fuzz, or otherwise become inedible if left unrefrigerated for an extended period of time,” Feinerman said.Feinerman also said the “100 percent grated parmesan … [Read more...] about Judge tosses suits over ‘100 percent grated parmesan cheese’ label, sees ambiguity
It’s 6:30 p.m. and I’m walking from my office, head buried in my phone as I try to get one last email out. As I pass by an outdoor patio populated by suits, I happen to spy a judge in my division enjoying a chilled chardonnay with a fellow colleague. Waving as I pass by, I stop to chat. Inevitably, the conversation turns to “How is work?” And “I’m so sorry to have missed the event you co-chaired last month. How was the turnout?” And “You know she has two young kids. ... How do you do it?” Checking my phone again, I kick myself for not leaving my desk 10 minutes earlier. I realize I now have 10 minutes to run into Old Navy to pick up outfits my 4- and 7-year-olds possibly will wear to the family photo shoot I have planned for Saturday morning at the lake —ugh, did I ask my parents if we can park in their parking space? Mental note to add to my to-do list—and get home on time to relieve my nanny by 7:30 p.m. Trying to … [Read more...] about How We Give 100 Percent