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High Court Nixes Tax Loophole Biased for State Workers

A retired U.S. marshal prevailed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday in alleging that West Virginia discriminates by taxing his pension but not those of certain state workers.

“The problem here is fundamental,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the unanimous court this morning. “While the state was free to draw whatever classifications it wished, the statute it enacted does not classify persons or groups based on the relative generosity of their pension benefits.

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