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Limited vs. unlimited jurisdiction

October 17, 2011

Which has more power, the tax collectors or the courts? Consider:

Sometimes when the IRS loses in court, it announces that it isn’t going to follow the court’s decision. That may sound like the height of hubris. But since the IRS operates nationwide and most courts have limited jurisdiction, the IRS can choose to keep fighting elsewhere, even if the court decision is binding in one place.


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