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Flag Protection: A Brief History and Summary of Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Proposed Constitutional Amendments
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Flag Protection: A Brief History and Summary of Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Proposed Constitutional Amendments
This report is divided into two parts. The first gives a brief history of the flag protection issue, from the enactment of the Flag Protection Act in 1968 through current consideration of a constitutional amendment. The second part briefly summarizes the two decisions of the United States Supreme Court, Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichman, that struck down the state and federal flag protection statutes as applied in the context punishing expressive conduct.
Flag Protection: A Brief History and Summary of Supreme Court Decisions and Proposed Constitutional Amendments
This report is divided into two parts. The first gives a brief history of the flag protection issue, from the enactment of the Flag Protection Act in 1968 through current consideration of a constitutional amendment. The second part briefly summarizes the two decisions of the United States Supreme Court, Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichman, that struck down the state and federal flag protection statutes as applied in the context punishing expressive conduct.
Flag Protection: A Brief History and Summary of Supreme Court Decisions and Proposed Constitutional Amendments
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Flat Panel Display (FPD) Technology: An Introduction to the Issues
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Flat-Rate Tax Proposals
In recent months there has been a growing congressional interest in the advantages and disadvantages of revamping our current tax system for a flat-rate tax method. Supporters of the new proposal argue that such a plan would promote productivity, simplify present IRS tax forms, save the public billions of dollars that presently go to tax-preparation professionals, and enhance Federal revenue by closing numerous tax loopholes and special deductions that are now enjoyed by relatively few. Opponents believe, however, that the tax burden under a flat-rate plan might fall more heavily upon the middle class and, unless exceptions were made, would hurt educational institutions and charities. Problems with popular tax deductions, such as home mortgage interest, would have to be addressed. This packet provides background materials which discuss the practical and theoretical issues that surround a flat-rate tax, including the probable redistribution of the tax burden under various rates and income bases.
Flat Tax: An Overview of the Hall-Rabushka Proposal
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Flat Tax: An Overview of the Hall-Rabushka Proposal
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The Flat Tax and Other Proposals: Effects on Housing
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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Flat Tax Proposals and Fundamental Tax Reform: An Overview
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The Flat Tax, Value-Added Tax, and National Retail Sales Tax: Overview of the Issues
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The Flat Tax, Value-Added Tax, and National Retail Sales Tax: Overview of the Issues
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The Flat Tax, Value-Added Tax, and National Retail Sales Tax: Overview of the Issues
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison
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Flood Damage Related to Army Corps of Engineers Projects: Selected Legal Issues
This report examines federal liability for flood damage and analyzes legal defenses available to the federal government. Specifically, it provides an overview of the discretionary function exemption under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and immunity under the Flood Control Act of 1928 (FCA) as applied to Corps projects. The report also considers the Corps’ potential liability for damages caused by levee failure during Hurricane Katrina and the activation of floodways during the 2011 Mississippi flooding.
Flood Insurance Reform: Analysis and Comparison of 109th Congress Bills (H.R. 4973 and S. 3589)
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The Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007: A Summary of Key Provisions
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The Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007: A Summary of Key Provisions
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Flood Insurance Reform: Side-By-Side Comparison of H.R. 4973 and Senate Committee Bill
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Flood Insurance Requirements for Stafford Act Assistance
The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act) imposes flood insurance requirements upon eligibility for disaster assistance in two general cases: (1) if the entity seeking disaster assistance has received disaster assistance in the past, or (2) if the entity seeking disaster assistance is a state or local government or private nonprofit located in a federally designated special flood hazard area (SFHA) as determined under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968. The requirements imposed by the Stafford Act operate independently of each other, and a potential applicant for disaster assistance may fall into both categories. This report will discuss the specific requirements imposed in each situation after briefly discussing the history of flood insurance and the relevant types of disaster assistance.
Flood Map Modernization Funding
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Flood Risk Management and Levees: A Federal Primer
This report provides a primer on responsibilities for flood management, describes the role of federal agencies, and discusses flood issues before the 110th Congress. The report also discusses the legislative response to Hurricane Katrina.
Flood Risk Management and Levees: A Federal Primer
This report provides a primer on responsibilities for flood management, describes the role of federal agencies, and discusses flood issues before the 110th Congress. The report also discusses the legislative response to Hurricane Katrina.