Weekly litigation update — January 12, 2019

January 12, 2019 | By JAMES BURLING

Washington Supreme Court spurns Seattle’s tax gamble Washington State is one of a handful of states that characterizes individual income as private property, subject to the same protections as all other property. Thus, on seven occasions over the past eighty years, Washington’s high court has declared targeted income taxes unlawful unde ...


Seattle’s tax fight goes to court

November 15, 2017 | By BRIAN HODGES

Earlier this year, the City of Seattle shocked the people of Washington—indeed, many across the nation—when it decided to impose an income tax on so-called “high-earners” in direct defiance of the Washington State Supreme Court, which has repeatedly held that the state constitution’s uniformity clause prohibits targeted income ...


Weekly litigation report — October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017 | By JAMES BURLING

City sells townhouse, demolishes it, and then sends new owner bill for the demolition Representing David and Lourdes Garrett, PLF filed  this opening brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge New Orleans’ unconstitutional destruction of a townhouse on their property. The facts are outrageous: They bought property from the city ...