Emory Law Journal

Volume 61Issue 2
Articles

Campaign Speech Law with a Twist: When the Government Is the Speaker, Not the Regulator

Helen Norton | 61 Emory L.J. 206 (2011)

Although government entities frequently engage in issue-related campaign speech on a variety of contested ballot and legislative measures, this fact has been entirely overlooked in contemporary First Amendment debates over campaign speech law specifically and government speech more generally.

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In Defense of Individual Tax Privacy

Joshua D. Blank | 61 Emory L.J. 265 (2011)

The debate over whether tax privacy—a set of statutory rules that prohibits the federal government from publicly releasing any taxpayer’s tax return—promotes individual tax compliance is as old as the income tax itself. It dates back to the Civil War and resurfaces often, especially when the government seeks innovative ways to collect tax revenue more effectively.

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