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'Tax Notes' gives shout-out to Kornhauser

February 24, 2009

An article in the Feb. 9 edition of Tax Notes headlined, "The Thorndike Challenge," by tax historian Joseph J. Thorndike, mentioned a clever phrase coined by Professor Marjorie Kornhauser, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

"Some presidents and vice presidents - notably George W. Bush and Dick Cheney - have been reluctant to do a fiscal Fully Monty (a tip to Arizona State law Prof. Marjorie E. Kornhauser for the felicitous phrasing)," Thorndike wrote.

He referred to a paper Kornhauser published in 2005 in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, "Doing the Full Monty: Will Publicizing Tax Information Increase Compliance?"

To read the article, click here.

Kornhauser, who joined the College of Law faculty in 2006, researches the intersection of federal income taxation and society, and explores the philosophical, social, political, gendered and historical aspects of taxation.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law