Monday, December 15, 2008

Sklar v. CIR (9th Cir. - Dec. 12, 2008)

There's a difference between Orthodox Jews and Scientologists.

Or, to put it even more concretely, there's a difference between paying private school tuition to send your kid to a Hebrew Academy and paying whatever charges adult Scientologists pay for their "training" in Scientology.

The latter may be partially deductable as a charitable contribution. That former definitely ain't.

I'm sufficiently clear on these points to not need the Ninth Circuit to inform me of these facts. But it's good to know it doesn't disagree.