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January 2017
Wednesday
18
January
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Hon. James G. Carr
David Leopold
Fareed Siddiq
Robert Strassfeld
Moderator: Jessie Hill
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
19
January
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Dr. Juscelino Colares, Schott-van Eynden Professor of Business Law, CWRU School of Law
Dr. Susan Helper, Frank Carlton Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management former Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Dr. Elliot Posner, Associate Professor of Political Science, CWRU College of Arts and Sciences
Moderated by Professor Tim Webster, Assistant Professor of Law, Director of Asian Legal Studies, CWRU School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: Maureen Guirguis (Kenny), Professor and Co-Director of Human Trafficking Law Clinic Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John Morgan, Detective, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
Karen McHenry, Homeless and Missing Youth Program Director, Bellefaire JCB
Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victims' Services and Outreach, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Renee Jones, Founder and CEO, Renee Jones Empowerment Center
Barbara Freeman, First Graduate of CATCH Court, Columbus, Ohio, Founder, Freeman Project
Kathleen Hackett, RN, BSN, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Coordinator, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, University Hospitals
6.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance, Professor Business and Society, Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
23
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Philip Hackney, James E. & Betty M. Phillips Associate Professor of Law, LSU Law Center
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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8.25 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
Glidden House
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Taxes and the Constitution
Sponsor
CWRU Law Downtown Lecture Series
MAR 13, 2013
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Congress’s power to tax is generally taken for granted, but the Constitution contains important limitations on the taxing power—the power to lay and collect taxes. Some issues:
  • What distinguishes a “tax’ from other governmental charges?
  • What are direct and indirect taxes and why does it matter whether a tax is one or the other?
  • What’s the significance of the Sixteenth Amendment, which permits Congress to enact a “tax on incomes” without having to meet the apportionment rule that otherwise applies to direct taxes?
  • Does the taxing power legitimate any exercise of congressional power that is funded by taxation?

These issues are not of only historical interest. Some were implicated in the recent litigation on the legitimacy of the individual mandate in the Obamacare legislation—the requirement, beginning in 2014, that most Americans acquire suitable health insurance or pay a penalty.
Speaker Information
Erik Jensen
Schott van den Eynden Professor of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Erik Jensen is the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, having earlier occupied the David L. Brennan chair. He has been on the Case Western Reserve University School of Law faculty since 1983, teaching courses in federal income taxation, corporate and partnership taxation, business planning, and American Indian law. He has been a visiting professor at the Cornell University Law School.

Professor Jensen has published widely, in generalist journals including the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the North Carolina Law Review, and in specialist journals including Tax Notes, the Virginia Tax Review, and Constitutional Commentary. He is author of The Taxing Power, published by Praeger in 2005, and is editor of the Journal of Taxation of Investments, a quarterly publication. He is active in professional organizations and speaks regularly at meetings of the ABA Section of Taxation and the Cleveland Tax Institute. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.


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