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Bloomberg Businessweek featured Haub Law Professors Bridget Crawford and Emily Waldman’s work in "Scotland Takes Aim at ‘Period Poverty’ by Making Products Free"

12/01/2020

Bloomberg Businessweek featured Haub Law Professors Bridget Crawford and Emily Waldman’s work in "Scotland Takes Aim at ‘Period Poverty’ by Making Products Free"

On Nov. 24, Scotland became the first country in the world to establish through legislation that access to period products is a right, a move that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described as groundbreaking. It caps a four-year campaign backed by a wide coalition of trade unions, women’s groups, and charities and led by Monica Lennon, a member of the Scottish Parliament. … For Bridget Crawford and Emily Waldman, both professors at Pace University’s law school, the tax is discriminatory because it imposes an economic burden on a specific portion of the population based on a biological function. In a 2018 law review article titled “The Unconstitutional Tampon Tax,” they argued that repealing it should be seen as part of a wider strategy to reduce gender discrimination.

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Science Norway featured Haub Law Professor Bridget Crawford in "Menstrual capitalism: A lot of people profit from your monthly menstruation"

10/12/2020

Science Norway featured Haub Law Professor Bridget Crawford in "Menstrual capitalism: A lot of people profit from your monthly menstruation"

Menstruation is everywhere. But while this is mostly a good thing, there is reason for caution. The American lawyer Bridget Crawford, a professor at Pace University in New York, describes what she calls “menstrual capitalism” as:“the marketing and selling of menstrual hygiene products by means of feminist messages that attempt to create a public-relations ‘halo effect’ for companies that are, at their core, commercial enterprises”.

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KYW featured Haub Law Professor Bridget Crawford in "How Carrie Burnham Kilgore set the bar for voting rights in Pennsylvania"

08/06/2020

KYW featured Haub Law Professor Bridget Crawford in "How Carrie Burnham Kilgore set the bar for voting rights in Pennsylvania"

“In the same year that she applied to law school, she also asserted her right to vote,” explained Bridget Crawford, professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. “She tried to vote in Philadelphia,” in city and county elections. 

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Associated Press featured Haub tax law professor Bridget Crawford in "Trump tax ruling a new front in defamation suits against him"

07/20/2020

Associated Press featured Haub tax law professor Bridget Crawford in "Trump tax ruling a new front in defamation suits against him"

Bridget Crawford, a Pace University tax law professor who followed the Supreme Court case closely, thinks people interested in suing a president in state court “have reason to take heart.”

“I don’t think it’s a ‘green light -- go!’ for all plaintiff’s claims,” she said, “but nor do I think there is a red light on, either.”

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News 12 featured Elisbeth Haub School of Law Professor Bridget Crawford in "Court rulings keep Trump's financial records private for now"

07/10/2020

News 12 featured Elisbeth Haub School of Law Professor Bridget Crawford in "Court rulings keep Trump's financial records private for now"

Pace Law School Professor Bridget Crawford believes the rulings were short-term victories for the president, but could bring long-term dangers. "In the immediate term, no one is going to get their hands on President Trump's tax returns anytime soon. However in the long run, the Supreme Court has stated the separation of powers is alive and well in this country," she says.

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"Law360" featured Bridget Crawford, professor of taxation at the Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law, in "3 Ways Trump Will Save 'Bigly' With Florida Move"

11/05/2019

"Law360" featured Bridget Crawford, professor of taxation at the Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law, in "3 Ways Trump Will Save 'Bigly' With Florida Move"

No Estate Tax or Inheritance Tax

New York’s estate tax goes up to 16% for taxable estates worth more than $10 million. It is likely the president fits into this category. In Florida, which has no estate tax, Trump’s heirs will owe the state nothing upon his death.

“If President Trump’s estate is large enough to be subject to the estate tax, his change of domicile just saved his family a whole lot of money,” said Bridget Crawford, professor of taxation at the Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

Depending on the size of Trump’s estate, it would still have to pay a 40% tax to the federal government, which is owed tax on all estates valued at least $11.4 million. However, there, too, Trump’s beneficiaries are protected, since the estate and not the beneficiaries are liable for the tax.

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