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United States v. Hatter

Docket No.: 99-1978
Argued: February 20, 2001
Decided: May 21, 2001

Topics:

Article 3, Section 1, Paragraph 2: Good Behavior and Compensation Clause of Federal Judges, Federal Taxation, Federal Taxation, Article I, Constitutional Law, Due Process, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Medicare, Sixteenth Amendment, Social Security Act, expatriation, habeas, habeas corpus, immigration, judicial review, murder, patent, pension plan

Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Hatter

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
Supreme Court Docket


532 U.S. 557 (2001)
Question:

Did Congress violate the Compensation Clause when it extended the Medicare and Social Security taxes to the salaries of sitting federal judges? If so, was the violation cured when Congress increased the salaries of all federal judges by an amount greater than the new taxes?

United States v. Hatter
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 20, 2001

Decision: Decision: 5 votes for United States, 2 vote(s) against
Recused: JUSTICE STEVENS and
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