Generally, the first criterion for determining whether an individual is subject to probate or to estate or inheritance tax in a state is the individual’s domicile at the time of his or her death.
In an increasingly...more
A contentious week on Jones Street ends on a sad note. As the General Assembly takes up (or doesn’t) issues relating to abortion, economic incentives, access to guns, access to healthcare, tax fairness, Medicaid reform and...more
Texas can enforce its voter identification law for the upcoming midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court said. In an order issued Oct. 18, the Court denied emergency requests to allow immediate implementation of the District...more
On September 26, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued a letter declaring that the Virginia State Board of Elections is not legally precluded from directing general registrars to accept voter registration applications...more
The plaintiffs in Wisconsin’s Voter ID case yesterday filed an emergency application with Justice Kagan, the Circuit Justice assigned to the Seventh Circuit, seeking an order vacating the Seventh Circuit’s September 12 stay...more
What do cases involving challenges to same-sex-marriage and voter ID laws have in common?
The answer, according to a per curiam opinion issued today by a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh...more
As the legislators return to Harrisburg for the remaining fall session days, one date will continue to be on the minds’ of both senators and representatives. On November 4, Pennsylvania’s General Election will determine who...more
In recent weeks, several high-profile cases involving Wisconsin public policy have come before the Seventh Circuit. In many instances, these cases have provided not only insights on the federal judicial system for the general...more
When a federal judge ruled that a voter ID law citing it violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection, they upheld the rights of all in the face of political motives.
Those who support such laws do not...more
Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics:
Press Release: Presidential Elector Initiative Enters Circulation by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen -
January 22 – A new initiative...more
In late November, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to the regulation of political activity by social welfare organizations, commonly known as...more
The California ballot measure process permits any California voter to propose a ballot initiative to the state’s Attorney General which, if enough signatures are gathered, will then appear on state-wide ballot for approval at...more
In Anderson v. King America Finishing, Inc., No. 1:11-cv-2258-JEC, 2013 WL 1213267 (N.D. Ga. March 25, 2013), class action plaintiffs alleged that defendant released a toxic chemical into the Ogeechee River from its...more
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