In response, Justice Ginsburg observed in her dissent that when states first began to enact income taxes, many of them did not grant a credit to their residents for income taxes paid to other states and “that the very political processes the Court disregards as ‘fanciful’ have in fact worked” to result in the uniform grant of such credits by states that levy an income tax. She cites this in support of adherence to the philosophy of Goldberg v. Sweet and “to resist this Court’s heavy-handed supervision” of tax structures like the one at issue in Wynne. Had she wished to pile on, Justice Ginsburg could also have noted the success obtained by the distinct minorities that are subject to federal and state estate taxes and the top marginal federal and state income tax rates in lobbying for legislation that reduces these tax burdens. These minorities have succeeded in temporarily repealing the federal estate tax and, upon its … [Read more...] about Supreme Court to Maryland City: Drop Dead – State Income Tax Violates Dormant Commerce Clause
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“The hope is that early settlement will resolve the issues to benefit of both sides early on in the proceedings,” she continues. “People who have been wronged will get redress as early as possible and the court system will be handling these cases more quickly and more efficiently to allow more time on other matters.” … [Read more...] about Judge Settles Med Mal Cases with a Measure of Sympathy
• Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A political centrist, the Bronx-born Sotomayor has been regarded as a potential high court nominee by several presidents, both Republican and Democrat. Reared by her widowed mother after the death of her father, a tool-and-die worker, she has an attractive life narrative and an even more attractive resumé. She was an editor of the Yale Law Review, did heavy lifting as a prosecutor under legendary New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, and worked in private practice as an intellectual property litigator. She was first appointed to the federal bench by President George H.W. Bush, then to the appeals court by President Clinton. … [Read more...] about Who Will Replace Justice Souter?
A dissent in the state Appellate Division opinion, which held that a controversial 2004 merger of state criminal and supreme courts in the Bronx was unconstitutional, indicates that the court’s ruling upends every misdemeanor conviction in the merged courthouse, reports the New York Daily News. … [Read more...] about ‘Unconstitutional’ Merger of NY Courts Puts 1000s of Misdemeanor Convictions in Doubt
After being sworn in as a Criminal Court Judge, Ms. Raja Rajeswari has become first India-born woman to be appointed a judge in the New York City. She took the oath of office at a ceremony held on Monday, along with 27 other Judges appointed earlier this month to the Family Court, Criminal Court, and Civil Court, which are part of the New York State Unified Court System. … [Read more...] about Raja Rajeswari becomes New York City’s first India-born woman Judge