Cleveland Judge’s Ruling Allows Buckeye Institute Tax Case to Move Forward

Sep 29, 2021

Columbus, OH – Jay R. Carson, senior litigator with The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement after Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Dick Ambrose denied the city of Cleveland’s motion to dismiss Morsy v. Dumas, allowing the case to move forward. 

“Today’s ruling allows The Buckeye Institute’s case to move forward and ensures that Dr. Manal Morsy will have her day in court to challenge the city of Cleveland’s unconstitutional attempt to impose an extraterritorial municipal income tax on people who do not live in Cleveland—or even live in Ohio in Dr. Morsy’s case—and did not work in the city during the pandemic. This type of government overreach offends the basic principles of fairness recognized by the Ohio Supreme Court.”

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