MoneyTips

MoneyTips February 23, 2017 It’s never too late or too early to think about your retirement. One of the most common and effective retirement savings options is an individual retirement account, more commonly referred to as an IRA. This article will look at the differences between a traditional IRA and another type of savings account…

The First Judge Many Of You Ever Knew Has Died

The First Judge Many Of You Ever Knew Has Died Before Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, Hot Bench, Judge Mathis, Judge Alex, Judge Mills Lane… and definitely before High Court, there was The People’s Court and Judge Joseph Wapner. The famed television judge passed away on Sunday at age 97. Wapner provided America’s honest entry…

China Employment Compliance and Audits: THE New Big Thing

China Employment Compliance and Audits: THE New Big Thing China is serious about improving the situation for its workers. I repeat, China is serious about improving the situation for its workers. I feel the need to repeat this because many foreign companies doing business in China believe decreasing economic growth will lead the government to…

Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism”

Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism” The Brookings Institution has published a shockingly ignorant critique of Supreme Court nomineee Neil Gorsuch’s commitment to originalism, entitled Is Neil Gorsuch an “Originalist”? Impossible. I use the term “ignorant” advisedly as the author Richard O. Lempert, the Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law and…

MoneyTips

MoneyTips February 23, 2017 It’s never too late or too early to think about your retirement. One of the most common and effective retirement savings options is an individual retirement account, more commonly referred to as an IRA. This article will look at the differences between a traditional IRA and another type of savings account…

Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.17

Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.17 (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty) * Big scoop: here’s what Merrick Garland is really up to. [Clickhole] * “I love the First Amendment. Nobody loves it better than me.” …and other lies the president told me. [Huffington Post] * Hey! Remember law school? Remember torts? Remember the “spring gun case”? Here’s an interview with…

Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism”

Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism” The Brookings Institution has published a shockingly ignorant critique of Supreme Court nomineee Neil Gorsuch’s commitment to originalism, entitled Is Neil Gorsuch an “Originalist”? Impossible. I use the term “ignorant” advisedly as the author Richard O. Lempert, the Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law and…

5 Things Donald Trump Should Know Before He Shuts Down The Legal Marijuana Industry

5 Things Donald Trump Should Know Before He Shuts Down The Legal Marijuana Industry Marijuana, like alcohol, can regulated, taxed and used in moderation by adults who choose it, like a glass of wine with dinner.  The burgeoning legal cannabis industry wants Donald Trump to know five critical benefits to marijuana legalization.  Law and Order:…

Protecting taxpayer confidentiality

Protecting taxpayer confidentiality Lawyers are held to higher standards than CPAs. Above, actor Bob Odenkirk, who stars as Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul, promised confidentiality to his client Walter White in Breaking Bad. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images Fans of television’s favorite ethically challenged criminal lawyer Saul Goodman know that despite his many questionable actions, he…

Don’t fall for phone or email tax scams

Don’t fall for phone or email tax scams Tax crooks continue to come up with new ways to try to get their hands on your money. The latest scam is a play on a common tax notice that’s sent to taxpayers. The fake emails purport to be about an Internal Revenue Service bill related to…