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SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Anthony Kennedy announced he will retire on July 31. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Anthony Kennedy, swing vote on U.S. Supreme Court, will retire

NEW YORK - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he will retire, letting President Donald Trump nominate a successor who could create the...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT said government employees have a constitutional right not to pay union fees. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI

Supreme Court deals blow to unions by rejecting mandatory fees

NEW YORK - A divided U.S. Supreme Court said government employees have a constitutional right not to pay union fees in a ruling that...
THE SUPREME COURT may have ruled that states can allow betting on individual sporting events, but many gamblers who will want to place those wagers using a credit card face a major hurdle: a large share of U.S. credit card companies don't allow it. / BLOOMBERG/ JUSTIN CHIN

Sports gambling’s next hurdle is credit cards after court ruling

NEW YORK - For states ready to legalize gambling, banks hold many of the cards.The Supreme Court ruled this week that states can allow...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT has overturned the federal law that barred gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Federal sports-wagering ban overturned by U.S. Supreme Court

NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country,...

Internet sales taxes divide U.S. Supreme Court justices

NEW YORK - U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled they are divided about whether to let states start collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes from...

Kilmartin joins coalition opposing latest travel ban

PROVIDENCE – A coalition of 17 attorneys general, including Rhode Island, has filed a new amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing President...

R.I. companies to benefit from recent changes in federal, state patent...

Rhode Island-based technology and manufacturing companies with valuable patent portfolios likely will benefit from recent changes in federal and state law relating to patent-infringement...

Kilmartin joins 17 attorney generals in SCOTUS brief on travel ban

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined 17 other attorneys general in filing a new amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court opposing...

Be aware of tax nexus when hiring independent contractors

The key court cases in state sales tax nexus law are the U.S. Supreme Court’s Scripto Inc. v. Carson, and Tyler Pipe Industries Inc....

Avoid nexus tax surprises

Are you thinking about joining the growing number of small and midsize companies using independent contractors or third-party providers to service out-of-state customers? While...
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