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The Lizard, the Scientist, and the Lawmaker: An Analysis of the Trending Fight over the Use of Science Under the Endangered Species Act and How to Address It
Recently in Texas, the dunes sagebrush lizard—a tiny, little-known reptile living in the sparse brush and dunes of the oil and gas fields—sparked a heated discussion and criticism over the listing process under the Endangered ...
Why On Earth Do People Use Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is making near-daily headlines, whether about its volatile exchange rate, the regulatory issues is raises, or its criminal associations. As the public becomes familiar with the idea of virtual currencies, many ...
It’s Debatable: Does ‘Under God’ Belong in Pledge?
A debate on whether the phrase “Under God” should be included in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Exclusionary Rule as a Remedy
The United States Supreme Court currently views the exclusionary rule as a remedy instead of an inherent right. This article discusses why the exclusionary rule is not a right and how the exclusionary remedy should work. ...
Pragmatic Administrative Law and Tax Exceptionalism
“Tax exceptionalism” holds that, like the animals of an island long cut off from a continent, the administrative law of tax has evolved into different forms than those found in general administrative law. Critics take a ...
An introduction to Florida International University’s Law Review symposium on the historical and legal development of Florida Indian tribes’ legal governments.
Nothing Changes—It All Remains the Same: Modern Capital Punishment (Human Sacrifice by a Different Name)
The question of whether capital punishment is good or bad is a weighted question. The author explores the history and methods of human sacrifice and the religious explanations offered for its acceptance. He also discusses ...
Agricultural, Public Interest, and Burial Organizations May Be Exempt from the Franchise Tax
Many nonprofit organizations may qualify for a franchise tax exemption, but must first submit a written application to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. These organizations are still responsible for paying other ...
Aircraft Sales May Be Exempt from the Sales and Use Tax
Aircraft is tangible personal property and subject to Texas’ sales and use tax. However, the sale or lease of aircraft may qualify for one of several exemptions from the sales and use tax. This Practice Insight notes ...
Directors and Officers May Be Liable for Corporate Debts in the Event of Forfeiture of Corporate Privileges for Tax Violations
Upon the occurrence of several specified tax violation events, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts may forfeit the corporate privileges of a corporation. Directors and officers of the corporation have personal liability ...