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He headed a team of a seven-member Supreme Court bench to unanimously reject the 16th Amendment of the constitution of Bangladesh, passed by the Sheikh Hasina government.
Sinha came under fire from the ruling Awami League over the verdict on the 16th amendment to the constitution and left the country on leave in October 2017.
Constitution's 16th Amendment does not say "only the top 1% pay income tax," the Illinois amendment will not say "only the top 3% pay more; your taxes will never increase." It merely makes it easier to raise rates on everyone, hurting our economy.
The income tax is a direct tax and constitutional (https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxvi) because of the 16th Amendment , which specifically allows income taxes without apportionment.
What I believe is among the most underrated reasons for the vast expansion of federal power at the expense of the states is the 16th Amendment, which gave Congress the authority to enact a federal income tax.
The lawsuit chronicles the history of the 16th Amendment, which confirms that the federal government's tax power has limits and cannot be used to intrude on the sovereign authority of the states to determine their own taxation and fiscal policies.
1909 - 16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes)
In 1913, when the 16th Amendment instituted the federal income tax, the form and directions fit on four pages.
1913 - The 16th Amendment of the US Constitution, authorising income tax, goes into effect.
On August 1, the Supreme Court had published the full verdict on the annulment of the 16th amendment to the constitution.
He also proposes to replace the 16th Amendment (which authorized a federal income tax) with a "uniform consumption tax" to raise revenue less intrusively.