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DC Circuit: To measure a crime’s “seriousness,” use Sentencing Guidelines

An opinion issued today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit begins by saying that the defendant “is innocent of the crime for which he was charged and convicted. The government does not dispute that point.” But

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DC Circuit: EPA must regulate biogenic carbon

In a divided opinion for the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, Judge Tatel writes that the Environmental Protection Agency should be regulating carbon dioxide emissions from sources other than fossil fuels. The EPA had instead decided to study

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DC Circuit: Tax consequences of gambling same for non-U.S. residents

In an opinion for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Kavanaugh interprets section 871 of the tax code, which taxes non-U.S. residents’ earnings in this country. It applies to gambling winnings as well. In this case,

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DC Circuit: FOIA request demands a real response

Note: This was posted to my old site earlier this year; I was able to recover a draft. I am posting it for posterity; the date stamp is an estimate only. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is one of

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