The Supreme Court had no shortage of big issues on its docket this year. A ruling on the Affordable Care Act was last on its agenda, and the decision to uphold the mandate as a tax leaves many wondering what's next for health care reform. The court ruled Monday on the controversial Arizona immigration law, and has made several other important decisions. Though the court's 2012 term has come to an end, expect AEI’s political and legal experts to provide extensive analysis on the court’s decisions and their impact.
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Should the US tax code treat people as families, as it currently does, or as individuals? This paper considers the costs and benefits of switching to a tax system based on individual, rather than family, income.
Bowman v. Monsanto was a narrow ruling that applied only to seed patents and the particulars of this case, but it could have long-term implications for other self-replicating innovative technologies.
After a political rebuke over the form’s length, the Department of Health and Human Services has released a streamlined, three-page version of the application to sign up for Obamacare’s financial subsidies. The rub? The government’s new form is going to be an invitation to fraud and abuse.
Viard explains that PPL Corp. v. Commissioner highlights the lack of a sound policy reason for the foreign tax credit’s favorable treatment of foreign income taxes relative to other foreign taxes and nontax costs of earning foreign income.
We stand together, the Democratic mayor of San Antonio and a senior appointee in three Republican presidential administrations, united in our support for the freedom to marry and an end to the discrimination caused by the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which treats one legally married couple differently from another.
The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision last week to dismiss a lawsuit alleging human rights violations by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria is already being portrayed as a victory for big corporations over human rights victims.