The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is expected to have another challenging year processing returns. Experts at Washington University’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic offer tips, including: file early and electronically if possible.
The Laws of Hammurabi is one of the earliest law codes, dating from the eighteenth century BCE Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq). It is the culmination of a tradition in which scribes would demonstrate their legal flair by composing statutes on a repertoire of traditional cases, articulating what they deemed just and fair. The book describes how […]
If President Joe Biden follows through on his promise to nominate a Black woman to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, longer-term change to the court is possible, based on voting patterns of Black female judges versus white male judges, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.
A voting rights filibuster “carve-out” — or making an exception to the 60-vote threshold to overcome a legislative filibuster — would help to preserve the core democratic principle of majority rule, says an expert on constitutional law at Washington University in St. Louis.
January 6, 2022, marks the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of president Donald Trump. Here, university experts in political science and law offer their thoughts on what the attack means.
In a new book, “Why Privacy Matters,” one of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, Neil Richards, the Koch Distinguished Professor in Law and co-director of the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law, argues privacy is not dead, but up for grabs.
Aduhelm, the first new Alzheimer’s drug in 18 years, could easily become the best-selling drug in Medicare, despite its potential massive cost and tremendous uncertainty about whether the drug even works.
Many people tell us that privacy is dead, or that it is dying, but such talk is a dangerous fallacy. This book explains what privacy is, what privacy isn’t, and why privacy matters. Privacy is the extent to which human information is known or used, and it is fundamentally about the social power that human […]
During oral arguments Dec. 1, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested the court should take a neutral position on the divisive question of abortion. In fact, Roe v. Wade does exactly that, says a School of Law expert on reproductive rights.
The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic was recently awarded a $100,000 grant for 2022 by the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent branch of the Internal Revenue Service.