Association of RI Authors v. Savage (2019)
Category: Active Case Free Speech
About this Case:
This is a federal lawsuit challenging the RI Division of Taxation’s position that a sales tax exemption for Rhode Island authors applies only to works of fiction, and not to non-fiction - because non-fiction is not “creative and original.” The lawsuit argues that making such a distinction on the content of the work violates the First Amendment’s guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
Lawsuit filed in May 2019.
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