Supreme Court Reaffirms States Cannot Discriminate Against Federal Retirees

Government Executive: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a ruling with potentially far-reaching impacts for former federal employees, finding they should not face disparate tax treatment compared to their state counterparts.

In an unanimous decision, the court said it had “little difficulty” ruling in favor of a U.S. Marshals Service retiree who sued the state of West Virginia for violating the 1939 Public Salary Tax Act.

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