Author Archives: Patrick Lester

Same-sex Couples Treated as Married for Federal Tax Purposes

Same-sex couples that are legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages will be treated as married for federal tax purposes, according to a ruling issued by the IRS and Treasury Department on August 28. According to the IRS/Treasury announcement: … Continue reading

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NYC “Stop and Frisk” Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled New York City’s “Stop and Frisk” policy unconstitutional in an August 12 decision. According to city officials, police stops have helped sharply curb major crimes in New York, including murders. But Scheindlin … Continue reading

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