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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Dimensions of Law in the Service of Order

Robert StanleyAssistant Professor of Political Science, California State University, USA

ISBN13: 9780195058482
ISBN: 0195058488
Published: April 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £97.00

This study charts how a permanent income tax was enacted into law in the USA. Although a 3per cent tax on incomes in excess of $800 was enacted in 1861, it was declared unconstitutional in 1881 and remained so for 32 years. The author traces the political and legal history of the tax over half a century.