Fourteenth Amendment Requires States to License and Recognize Same-Sex Marriages (U.S.)

Plaintiffs, a varied group of same-sex partners, filed suits in Federal District Courts within their respective states asserting state officials were in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment for denying same-sex marriages and failing to recognize same-sex marriages lawfully performed in other jurisdictions. Each District Court favored the plaintiffs’ position, however on appeal the Sixth Circuit…

Federal Tax Credits Are Available to All Eligible Individuals Regardless of Whether Insurance Was Purchased Through State or Federal Exchange (U.S.)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allows individuals to purchase health insurance through “exchanges” — a marketplace to compare and purchase insurance products — that are run by either the state or federal government. The Act authorizes federal tax credits to low and middle-income individuals who have enrolled in coverage through “an exchange established…

Celebrities Who Intend to Stiff Their Kids

Super rich preach self-reliance By Shelly Schwartz, special to CNBC.com Posted 27 June 2015 They’re rock stars, business tycoons and billionaire investors. They’re media moguls, politicians and Oscar-winning directors. And while their fortunes were derived in vastly different ways, they share the common belief that unearned wealth gained via trust funds can sap young minds…