Update: New York high court rules 4-3 that lap dances are not “art”

by Walter Olson on October 24, 2012

Paul Caron, TaxProf, on one of the more closely watched tax rulings. Earlier here.


1 robert 10.24.12 at 5:31 pm

Rich people go to the ballet and don’t pay sales tax. Poor people go to the local strip club and do. Sounds fair to me!

2 asdfasdf 10.24.12 at 9:21 pm

The majority carefully considered the constitutional arguments and after a thorough review of the First Amendment considerations, concluded:

“Petitioner’s remaining constitutional argument is unavailing.” (http://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/Decisions/2012/Oct12/157mem12.pdf at 5).

Actually, those six words comprise the majority’s entire discussion of the First Amendment issues. No doubt they considered those issues deeply and carefully in private discussions, however.

3 Mike 10.25.12 at 10:45 am


Be grateful for small mercies. They could have said that the argument was “fatally flawed.”

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