Chief Judge Maurice Foley of the U.S. Tax Court: Fall 2019 Fogel Lecture

Judge Maurice Foley delivers the 2019 Fogel Lecture to students in Klein Hall

On November 20, 2019 Chief Judge Maurice Foley of the U.S. Tax Court delivered this year’s Fogel Lecture at Temple Law School, which he dubbed “Pathways and Pitfalls, A Candid Discussion of My Path to the Bench.” Before becoming the first African-American appointed to the United States Tax Court in 1995, Judge Foley was an attorney for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy.

Local Government Makes Operating Stadiums in Philadelphia Much More Expensive

As more cities reach the harsh realization that public financing for sports venues is a losing proposition for taxpayers, Philadelphia has now enacted a law aimed at recouping some of its money and boosting local workers’ earnings via mandated higher wages at public facilities. On October 21, Mayor Jim Kenney signed the prevailing wage bill into law