Treasury and IRS Announce That All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes; Ruling Provides Certainty, Benefits and Protections Under Federal Tax Law for Same-Sex Married Couples

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service ruled this week that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage.

The ruling implements federal tax aspects of the June 26 Supreme Court decision invalidating a key provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

See full announcement here.

 

 

 

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N.Y.’s top court agrees to hear fracking ban cases | Democrat and Chronicle | democratandchronicle.com

ALBANY — New York’s top court will hear arguments in a pair of cases that challenge whether towns, cities and villages can ban natural-gas drilling within their borders, the court announced Thursday.
The state Court of Appeals agreed to take on cases against the towns of Dryden, Tompkins County, and Middlefield, Otsego County, despite unanimous rulings upholding those towns’ drilling ban by a mid-level appeals court earlier this year.

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Click link above to see statement from Community Environmental Defense Council, Inc. representing Towns of Dryden and Middlefield.

 

GROKLAW FOUNDER SHUTS DOWN THE BLOG, CITING FEAR OF EMAIL SURVEILLANCE-ABA JOURNAL

Updated: The founder of Groklaw has decided to shut down the technology blog because of fears its email communications could be subject to government surveillance.

Former paralegal Pamela Jones founded Groklaw in 2003 to cover legal news of interest to the free software and open source community. In this final postat Groklaw, she says made the decision after learning that the government captures emails sent to and from foreign countries, the Atlantic and theGuardian report.

Read ABA Journal Updated Report here.

 

 
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Apple’s iPhone Trade-in Program Is Already Being Piloted, Here’s How It Works | TechCrunch

Apple is about to introduce an iPhone trade-in program that will allow users to walk into a Retail store and trade up from an old model to a new one. We’ve heard some interesting details about the way that the program will work, and indeed, is working right now in some pilot Apple Stores.

The program, has gotten a bit of press today, with Macrumors‘ Eric Slivka reporting that the training for the program is underway and Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac quoting a start datesometime in September.

 

TechCrunch has the info on this pilot program here.
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Just Delete Me | A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

Robb Lewis:

After seeing a few tweets about how difficult it can be to delete your Skype account and then hearing that Netflix flat-out won’t delete your details I (Robb Lewis) decided to build JustDelete.me.

JustDelete.Me is a directory of urls to delete your account from web services. (Yes, I am aware how terrible that description is. If you’ve got a better one, let me know). Services are marked either easy, medium or hard depending on how difficult it is to delete that account. Those marked as hard have additional information…

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How To Determine If Your Law Practice Is Worth Anything-Lawyerist

Roy Ginsburg:
Frequently, soon-to-be-retired solo practitioners or small law firm owners want to know if it is worth the effort to sell their practices. By far, the most significant determinant of the answer to this question is whether and for how long the practice can continue to produce revenue once the seller is gone.
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Roy Ginsburg is an attorney coach who works one-on-one with his clients in the areas of business development, practice management and career development/transitions.
 
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