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The IRS Scandal, Day 650

February 18th, 2015 (No Comments)

Bayou Buzz, Attorney General: Final Report On IRS Probe To Come Out Soon: Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he expects the Justice Department to soon release a list of final recommendations stemming from its probe into whether the Internal Revenue Service wrongfully targeted conservative groups. “I am satisfied…

Peroni Presents Getting Serious About Cross-Border Earnings Stripping Today at Minnesota

February 17th, 2015 (No Comments)

Robert Peroni (Texas) presents Getting Serious About Cross-Border Earnings Stripping: Establishing an Analytical Framework today at Minnesota as part of its Perspectives on Taxation Lecture Series hosted by Kristin Hickman: Earnings stripping the U.S. corporate tax base is a major objective of U.S. corporations that engage in “inversion” transactions to…

Death of Marvin Chirelstein

February 17th, 2015 (No Comments)

Columbia Law School, Marvin A. Chirelstein: Revered Professor and Leading Scholar of Federal Taxation, Corporate Law, and Contracts: Columbia Law School Professor Emeritus Marvin A. Chirelstein, a leading scholar of federal taxation, corporate law, and contracts whose textbooks are still used by students across the country, died on Feb. 16….

2016 U.S. News Law School Rankings

February 17th, 2015 (No Comments)

Robert Morse (Director of Data Research, U.S. News & World Report) has announced that the new law school rankings will be released online on March 10 and in hard copy later in March. Here are the current 2015 law school rankings: Overall and Peer Reputation Rankings of 194 Law Schools…

NLJ: Minorities Gain at Less Prestigious Law Schools

February 17th, 2015 (No Comments)

National Law Journal, Lower Tier Leads in Diversity: Minorities Gain at Less Prestigious Law Schools: The percentage of African-American and Hispanic students enrolled in law school increased between 2010 and 2013, but those gains came almost exclusively at less prestigious law schools with lower admission standards, according to new research….

Rosenzweig: Does Punishment Work (At Least In International Tax)?

February 17th, 2015 (No Comments)

Adam Rosenzweig (Washington University), Does Punishment Work (At Least In International Tax)? (Jotwell) (reviewing Niels Johannesen (University of Copenhagen) & Gabriel Zucman (UC-Berkeley & London School of Economics), The End of Bank Secrecy? An Evaluation of the G20 Tax Haven Crackdown, 2014 Am. Econ. J. Econ. Policy 65): The best…

America’s New Aristocracy: The Hereditary Meritocracy

February 14th, 2015 (No Comments)

The Economist, America’s New Aristocracy: As the Importance of Intellectual Capital Grows, Privilege Has Become Increasingly Heritable: When the robber barons accumulated fortunes that made European princes envious, the combination of their own philanthropy, their children’s extravagance and federal trust-busting meant that Americans never discovered what it would be like…

New York Law School Launches 2-Year JD at 2/3 the Cost, With Guaranteed Post-Graduate Fellowship

February 14th, 2015 (No Comments)

Crain’s New York, New York Law School Launches 2-Year Degree: With the launch of its honors program, New York Law students can receive a degree in two years instead of the typical three, and pay two-thirds of the $147,720 they would normally pay for a three-year degree program. New York…

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

February 14th, 2015 (No Comments)

Benjamin Alarie (Toronto ), The Challenge of Tax Avoidance for Social Justice in Taxation Carlo Garbarino (Bocconi University), The “Gradualistic Approach” of the Court of Justice of the European Union as a Judicial Solution to Tax Integration Issues: An E.U.-U.S. Debate, 46 Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 373 (2014) Elizabeth…

The IRS Scandal, Day 646

February 14th, 2015 (No Comments)

Forbes, Lois Lerner’s Old IRS Team Looking Anti-tech, by Peter J. Reilly: Pretty much everybody is mad at Lois Lerner, but it may be time to ease up on the people who used to work for her issuing rulings on whether organizations should be tax exempt. I have a hunch…

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