Major changes to federal tax laws were made in late December of 2017, in the form of Public Law 115-97. To simplify searching for what changes have been made to the federal tax code, Bloomberg Law provides a resource that compares the federal tax law in effect until the end of 2017 against the provisions of the Tax Reform Bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. Go to the “Tax Reform” resource in Bloomberg Law’s Tax Practice Center. Of particular interest is the “Tax Reform Roadmap” tool. Using the links provided, compare old and new provisions of the tax code, including the changes to the laws regarding the federal taxation of individuals. The “Roadmap” provides a capsule summary of the prior law, changes made by the 2017 reform Act, and links to the relevant sections of the Internal Revenue Code. Villanova Law Students may use their Bloomberg Law database accounts to access this information. For further assistance in tax law research, see the Law Library’s Federal Tax Law Research LibGuide, or contact any of the Law Library’s Reference Librarians.
Adler has agreed to donate to the Law Library her personal, extensive and unique collection of historical materials from the Court’s inception in 1998 to the present plus inclusion of future updates. Among the collection are her copious meeting notes and observations; transcripts, emails and other correspondence produced by non-governmental organizations whose participation is integral to the development and workings of the Court; Court cases; the Trust Fund for Victims; official statements from participating governments; multiple negotiations; numerous publicity materials, printed session materials, official ICC publications; and, as an amateur photographer, a narrative of events through her personal photos.
As a participant in the nongovernmental (NGO) Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), Adler represented the Union Internationale des Avocats in Rome and, in succeeding years, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the American Bar Association and ABA Center for Human Rights, Americans for the ICC (AMICC), and continues her work in the Washington Working Group for the ICC (WICC). She was appointed to the CICC negotiating team to partake in eight years of deliberations with country delegates to develop criteria for the Crime of Aggression, not completed in Rome, thus coming under the Court’s jurisdiction through Amendment that was approved by the Assembly of States Parties at the Court’s First Review Conference in Kampala, Uganda in 2010. At this meeting, Adler’s additional responsibilities included her appointment to the ABA 2010 Task Force for the Kampala Review Conference.
The documents will be preserved by and made accessible in the Villanova Law Library. When completed, they will be digitized on the library’s online digital repository. Mrs. Adler stated, “I am thrilled to make my historic and comprehensive collection available for use by current, past and future VLS students and alums, researchers and the general public.”