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  • Judge Gorsuch and the Independence Institute

    Judge Gorsuch and the Independence Institute0

    • January 31, 2017

    The Independence Institute has specific reason to celebrate the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. In 2011, a group of anti-TABOR plaintiffs sued in Denver federal court, arguing that TABOR violated the U.S. Constitution because it was inconsistent with the Constitution’s guarantee that every state have a “republican form of government.” (Kerr v.

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  • New Video on TABOR—the Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

    New Video on TABOR—the Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights0

    • January 31, 2017

    Fred Holden (below) and Rob Natelson, both Senior Fellows at the Independence Institute, talk about the famous Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of  Rights in this interview.

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  • TABOR: All About the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

    TABOR: All About the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights0

    • January 9, 2017

    Rules limiting the legislature’s ability to tax, spend, and/or incur debt appear in the U.S. Constitution and in the constitutions of almost all states. But probably the most famous and most controversial is Colorado’s “Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights,” or TABOR.  TABOR gives the people, voting in referenda, the final say on most state and local

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  • Anti-TABOR lawsuit almost gone, and it’s about time0

    • June 12, 2016

    This article originally appeared in the Denver Post. The 2011 federal lawsuit to void the Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) is finally all but over. The U.S. Court of Appeals had twice permitted the case of Kerr vs. Hickenlooper to proceed — but felt compelled to modify its decision after the Supreme Court told

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  • Although Chief Justice Roberts’ Dissent in the Arizona Legislature Case Cited My Research, I Actually Agree With the Majority!0

    • July 12, 2015

    In my last post, I discussed the effect on Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Comm’n. In this post, I explain why the Arizona case was decided correctly. Some people may be surprised that I think the holding was correct. I’m politically

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  • Supreme Court’s Order Great for TABOR0

    • July 4, 2015

    For a video in which Rob and Justin Longo talk about the Arizona Legislature case and why it is good for TABOR, click here. A slightly abbreviated form of this article first appeared in the Denver Post. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent order in the case against Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) is a

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