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Supreme Court Rules for 94-Year-Old Woman Whose Seized Home Was Sold for More Than Her Tax Debt

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2023
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A 94-year-old woman scored a big win Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Minnesota officials violated her constitutional rights by keeping $40,000 in proceeds after selling her condo over a $15,000 tax bill. The unanimous decision overturned a series of lower courts that previously ruled against Geraldine Tyler. It also gives her the chance to recoup some of the money that Hennepin County pocketed without providing her with "just compensation" under the Fifth Amendment's "Takings Clause." "A taxpayer who loses her $40,000 house to the State to fulfill a...

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