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The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York "found the DOMA provisions unconstitutional under the lower “rational basis” standard which requires only that a law have a rational basis for its classifications to withstand an equal protection clause challenge. The court determined that the purposed bases

2010 is the year with no federal estate tax. George Steinbrenner died in July 2010. His family will be saving about $500 million in estate tax and won’t have to sell the Yankees to pay the tax. Forbes says 5 billionaires died so far in 2010, and the tax their estates would have owed totals

David Kocieniewski reports for The New York Times: (click here for full article)

"A Texas pipeline tycoon who died two months ago may become the first American billionaire allowed to pass his fortune to his children and grandchildren tax-free, The New York Times’s David Kocieniewski reports.

Dan L. Duncan, a soft-spoken farm boy who

Here we are four months into 2010 and there has been no change to the gift and estate tax law.  Most observers were surprised that a patch to continue the law as it stood in 2009 was not enacted.  Now there is talk of such a patch or even a new law that would accomplish