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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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"The Nation" featured Pace University professors Emily Gold Waldman and Bridget Crawford in "Is the tax on tampons unconstitutional?"

10/01/2019

"The Nation" featured Pace University professors Emily Gold Waldman and Bridget Crawford in "Is the tax on tampons unconstitutional?"

...Through panels and discussion, Period Equity hoped to build upon a framework outlined in a 2018 law review by Emily Gold Waldman and Bridget Crawford, professors at Pace University. Since tampons and pads can be seen as a “unique proxy for the female sex,” Waldman, a constitutional law scholar, and Crawford, a tax attorney, argued the tax violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. “It was a sort of interesting intellectual puzzle in a way, because it’s not like right on its face [the tax] says women, but you’re talking about a product that is obviously inextricably linked to female biology,” Waldman said. She noted that menstrual products are often referred to as “feminine hygiene products.”

Period Equity and the local attorneys partnering with the group are aware that challenging the tax will require going against decades of established jurisprudence. In 1979, the Supreme Court ruled in Personnel Administrator of Massachusetts v. Feeney that a law giving hiring preference to veterans in the state — 98 percent of which were men at the time — over non-veterans wasn’t unconstitutional because it served a “legitimate and worthy” purpose. And while litigants in New York and Florida both voluntarily dismissed their cases once the legislature repealed the tax, the only case to have a hearing, California’s, was ultimately dismissed by the judge in 2018.

Still, Period Equity and its partners are optimistic. They point out that United States v. Windsor, which paved the way for the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage, was actually a tax case. “Tax is this amazing lens that really reduces discrimination to dollars and cents,” Crawford said. 

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