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January 12, 2019

Weekly litigation update — January 12, 2019

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 under a state co ...

June 04, 2018

A due process right to a refund

If a state illegally taxes you, and you successfully sue to recover the money, does the state have to refund the taxes? Oddly enough, the answer to this question may depend on whether the state's illegal taxes violated federal law or state law. In McKesson Corp v. Div. of Alcohol, Bev. & Tobacco (1990), the ...

July 07, 2017

Courts should look to voters’ intent when interpreting constitutional limitations on taxation

Yesterday, Pacific Legal Foundation, along with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the Green Valley Hospital, filed an amicus brief in support of a group of Arizona legislators who are challenging the imposition of a hospital tax to pay for state Medicaid expansion. The charge at issue, which was passed by a simple majority of ...

June 28, 2012

A victory for Obamacare, but…

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